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Fixed star alignments (November 23, 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 , Dec 1, 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

      Ring Nebula (M-57 Lyrae)

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




      Saturn



      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      *AM Canum Venaticorum (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *NGC 4395 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      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])



      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)

      *Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      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


      *Chang (Upsilon-1 Hydrae)

      *Shir (Rho Leonis)

      *Lochium (Lambda Pyxidis; marks the log part [Lochium] of the obsolete constellation Lochium et Funis [the Log and Line])

      *Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)

      *Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)

      *Keenan System (NGC 5216/5218 Ursae Majoris, interacting galaxies connected by a filament; named for the American astronomer Philip Childs Keenan, who noticed the filament)




      Pallas



      *Hassaleh (Iota Aurigae)

      *Batenateban Borealis (Chi Draconis)

      *Rigel (Beta Orionis)

      *FY Persei (cataclysmic variable)



      Juno



      *Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

      *Cerberus (106 Herculis)

      *Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      *Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable)

      *Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)

      *Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      *Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Vesta



      *Mira (Omicron Ceti)

      *109 Piscium (has planets)

      TY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)

      *Markarian 1 (Piscium; galaxy with suspected black hole)



      Chiron



      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      *Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      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)

      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)

      *HZ Puppis (cataclysmic variable)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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