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Fixed star alignments (December 7, 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 (Delta Aquilae) *Pereira s Star
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 21, 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 (Delta Aquilae)

      *Pereira's Star (V1494 Aquilae; aka Nova Aquilae #2 1999; discovered by Portuguese amateur astronomer Alfredo Pereira of Cabo da Roca, Portugal)

      *Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)




      Saturn



      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      AM Canum Venaticorum (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      M-94 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      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])

      Denebola (Beta Leonis)

      *UX Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Vela Vertex (black hole in Vela)





      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



      *Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      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)

      Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      *M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

      *Spiculum (M-18/M-20/M-21 Sagittarii)

      DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)




      Eris



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

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      Revati (Zeta Piscium)




      Ceres



      *Theta Antliae

      M-105 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris)

      *Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris)




      Pallas



      *Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501 Camelopardalis)

      *Batenateban Australis (Phi Draconis)

      *Sasin (Epsilon Leporis)

      *Hind's Crimson Star (R Leporis)

      *Tabit (Pi-3 Orionis)

      *LkCa 15 (Tauri)



      Juno



      *HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)

      *Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      *Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      *Ross 154 (Sagittarii)

      *Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)



      Vesta



      Mirach (Beta Andromedae)

      Pearce's Star (AO Cassiopeiae)

      Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635 Cassiopeiae)

      *BO Ceti (cataclysmic variable)

      Alsafi (Sigma Draconis)

      *Alrisha (Alpha Piscium)

      Markarian 1 (Piscium; galaxy with suspected black hole)




      Chiron



      Albulaan Australis (Gamma Aquarii)

      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      *Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)



      North Node



      Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)

      Markarian 409 (Aquarii; a variable galaxy)

      Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      *Chi Cygni

      Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni)

      Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)

      Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      47 Tucanae (NGC 104 Tucanae; aka Xi Tucanae; bright, highly resolved globular
      cluster)




      South Node



      Giansar (Lambda Draconis)

      Mawtinah (Delta Hydrae)

      Minchir (Sigma Hydrae)

      Maculosa (38 Lyncis)

      *NGC 2778 (Lyncis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      HS Puppis (cataclysmic variables)

      NGC 3079 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with suspected black hole)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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