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Fixed star alignments (January 11, 2009)

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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 *Altair (Alpha Aquilae) *Tarazed (Gamma
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 14, 2009
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      As of midnight GMT.

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


      *Altair (Alpha Aquilae)

      *Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae)

      Bezek (Eta Aquilae)

      *Antinous (58 Aquilae; marks the head of the obsolete constellation Antinous the Abducted Boy)

      *AX Capricorni (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Albireo (Beta Cygni)

      *Shay We (Beta Hydri)

      *MV Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sham (Alpha Sagittae)


      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)


      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)


      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      *Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax, the Pole

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)


      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

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

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis; the naked-eye star nearest the south
      celestial pole)

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

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

      Phorbaceus (72 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)

      Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii; nebula)


      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)


      NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole, maser with
      excessive infrared emissions)

      Coxa (Theta Leonis)

      Wolf 359 (CN Leonis; a fairly well-known nearby star)

      NGC 3607 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Broken Engagement Ring (Harrington STAR 19 Ursae Majoris; a small asterism)

      Vela X-1 (3U0900-40 Velorum; an X-ray source)


      Pazmino's Cluster (Stock 23 Camelopardalis)

      *Menkib (Zeta Persei)

      Adid Media (Nu Persei)

      Seif Australis (Psi Persei)

      Kattupothu (Mu Tauri)


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

      *Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii)

      *Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      *Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 Sagittarii)

      *KK Telescopii (cataclysmic variable)

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


      Mira (Omicron Ceti)

      *Angetenar (Tau-2 Eridani)

      109 Piscium (has planets)

      *TY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)


      *The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small asterism)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      *IL Vulpeculae

      QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)

      North Node

      Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      Chi Cygni

      HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)

      Epsilon Indi (well-known nearby star)

      Lucida Microscopii (Gamma Microscopii; the brightest star in Microscopium the

      WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable)

      Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae)

      V452 Vulpeculae (aka HD 189733; has a planet on which methane was found in

      South Node

      Asellus Australis (Delta Cancri)

      OJ 287 (Cancri; BL Lacertae object)

      *YY Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      NGC 2778 (Lyncis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Uppsala 4904 (Lyncis; aka UGC 4904. A supernova was detected in this galaxy in
      2004 and 2006)

      Hadir (Sigma Puppis)

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

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes
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