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Fixed star alignments (December 14, 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 *Sung (35 Aquilae) *NGC 6814 (Aquilae; galaxy
    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



      *Sung (35 Aquilae)

      *NGC 6814 (Aquilae; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)

      *Phi-2 Pavonis (has planets)

      *Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      *Tigris (1 Vulpeculae; marks the obsolete constellation Tigris, the River Tigris)



      Saturn



      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)

      Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

      Denebola (Beta Leonis)

      UX Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)




      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)

      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)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

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

      *Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      *Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 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)

      *Epsilon Reticuli (has planets)

      Revati (Zeta Piscium)




      Ceres



      Theta Antliae

      *M-106 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Zosma (Delta Leonis)

      *Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 6253 Leonis)

      *Alsuhail (Lambda Velorum)



      Pallas



      *Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri)

      *UX Tauri



      Juno



      *Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)

      *Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      *Vega (Alpha Lyrae)

      *Manubrium (Omicron Sagittarii)

      *Hecatebolus (Tau Sagittarii)



      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)

      *Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      Dhanistra (Theta Delphini)

      Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)



      North Node



      Markarian 409 (Aquarii; a variable galaxy)

      Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      Chi Cygni

      *HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni)

      *Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)

      Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)

      Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      *Epsilon Indi (well-known nearby star)

      *Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae)




      South Node



      *OJ 287 (Cancri; BL Lacertae object)

      Giansar (Lambda Draconis)

      Mawtinah (Delta Hydrae)

      Maculosa (38 Lyncis)

      NGC 2778 (Lyncis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Hadir (Sigma Puppis)

      HS Puppis (cataclysmic variables)

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




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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