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Fixed star alignments (December 21, 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 *Al Thalimain Primus (Iota Aquilae; aka Al
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 22, 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



      *Al Thalimain Primus (Iota Aquilae; aka Al Thalimain I)

      NGC 6814 (Aquilae; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii)

      Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      *Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 Sagittarii)

      *KK Telescopii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *The Coathanger (Collinder 399 Vulpeculae; aka Brocchi's Cluster)




      Saturn



      *Lucida Antliae (Alpha Antliae; the brightest star in Antlia the Air Pump)

      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)

      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)

      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)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; a galaxy closer to the south celestial pole than Polaris Australis, hence the name)

      Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      *Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii [Poniatowski's Bull])

      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)

      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



      Zosma (Delta Leonis)

      *Wolf 359 (CN Leonis;a nearby star that was the scene of a battle

      Alsuhail (Lambda Velorum)




      Pallas



      *Tarandus (49 Cassiopeiae; marks the obsolete constellation Tarandus the Reindeer)

      *Kapteyn's Star (VZ Pictoris; discovered by Dutch astronomer Jacobus Kapteyn in 1897; nearby star, nearest halo star to the Sun, orbits the Galactic Center backwards)

      *Secunda Hyadum (Delta Tauri; member of the Hyades)

      *Kleeia (Delta-3 Tauri; member of the Hyades)

      *Ain (Epsilon Tauri)

      *Phaesyla (Theta-2 Tauri; member of the Hyades)

      *Polyxo (71 Tauri; member of the Hyades)

      *T Tauri (variable star, prototype of the T Tauri class)

      *Struve's Lost Nebula (NGC 1554 Tauri)

      *Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555 Tauri)



      Juno



      *Al Thalimain Secundus (Lambda Aquilae; aka Al Thalimain II)

      *Phantom Streak (NGC 6741 Aquilae; nebula)

      *Nova Hassel (V446 Herculis; discovered by hearing-impaired Norwegian astronomer Olaf Hassel)

      *Delta Pavonis (nearby sunlike star)

      *Rukbat (Alpha 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



      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      *Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      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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