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Fixed star alignments (November 16, 2008)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren t there a week ago today (with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter *Deneb Okab (Zeta Aquilae) *SS433 (V1433
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 20, 2008
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      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter


      *Deneb Okab (Zeta Aquilae)

      *SS433 (V1433 Aquilae)

      *BY Draconis

      Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)

      *HR Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Ring Nebula (M-57 Lyrae)

      *Lucida Octantis (Nu Octantis, the brightest star in Octans the Octant)

      AO Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Cappa (Rho-1 Sagittarii)





      Saturn



      *Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      The Box (NGC 4169 Comae Berenices; a star cluster)

      *Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

      Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; marks the base of the tail of the obsolete constellation
      Felis [the Cat])

      Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Uranus



      Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)




      Neptune



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      S Doradus (super-brilliant star in Nubecula Major)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; a former name of Grus the Crane is
      Phoenicopterus the Flamingo)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax, the Pole Guard)

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)



      Pluto




      Baraka (Xi Herculis)

      *Ramo (95 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation Ramo[(the Branch], aka Cerberus, both represented as held in Hercules' left hand)

      Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi)

      Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; an open cluster, aka Ptolemy's Cluster)

      DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae [marks the olive branch in the obsolete
      constellation Frederici Honores [the Honors of Frederick])

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)




      Ceres



      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae; marking the forepaw of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      *BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *HD 75289 (Velorum; has a planet)

      *Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum; a supernova remnant)




      Pallas




      Almaaz (Epsilon Aurigae)

      Hoedus Primus (Zeta Aurigae)

      TV Columbae (cataclysmic variable)

      Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      Spirograph Nebula (IC 418 Leporis)




      Juno



      *DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pi Mensae (has a planet)

      *Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      *Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      *Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      *Sagittarius X-4 (Sagittarii; a binary star and X-ray source located inside the globular cluster NGC 6624)

      *Little Star Cloud (M24 Sagittarii; a star cluster)

      *Omega Nebula (M17 Sagittarii)

      *HD 168443 (Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda; has a planet)

      *Eagle Nebula (M16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)

      *Lucida Telescopii (Alpha Telescopii; the brightest star in Telescopium the Telescope)



      Vesta


      *Al Wahat (Iota Cephei)

      Al Sadr al Ketus (Pi Ceti)

      *Tyl (Epsilon Draconis)

      *Angetenar (Tau-2 Eridani)

      *TY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)

      *Triangulum Spiral (M-33 Trianguli; one of the two other spiral galaxies in the Local Group besides the Milky Way Galaxy)




      Chiron



      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)




      North Node



      *Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)

      Albulaan Borealis (Mu Aquarii)

      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Armus (Eta Capricorni)

      *Gliese 777A (Cygni; has a planet)

      CH Cygni

      Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      Cygnus X-1 (famous black hole)

      *Lucida Globi (Epsilon Microscopii; the brightest star in the obsolete constellation Globus Aerostaticus [the Hot Air Balloon])



      South Node



      Denebokab Borealis (Epsilon Aquilae)

      AK Cancri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Melendez-Ramirez Star (HIP 56948 Draconis; a twin of the Sun--with a similar composition, discovered to be such by Peruvian astronomers Jorge Melendez and Ivan Ramirez)

      *Aslesha (Epsilon Hydrae)

      *Elvashak (Alpha Lyncis; aka Lynx)

      *Tureis (Rho Puppis)

      Kocab (Beta Ursae Minoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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