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Fixed star alignments (January 18, 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) *Alshain (Beta
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2009
      As of midnight GMT.

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


      Altair (Alpha Aquilae)

      *Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      *PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      *Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      *Shelton's Star (SN1987A Doradus; a bright 1987 supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud discovered by Canadian astronomer Ian Shelton)

      *Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)

      *Dumbbell Nebula (M-21 Vulpeculae)


      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)


      *SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)


      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      *Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma 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)

      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      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)

      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)


      *Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)

      *Bull's Eye Pulsar (SNR 54.1+0.3 Sagittae)

      *NQ Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Seahorse Nebula (King 3-35 Vulpeculae)


      *Sharatan (Beta Arietis)

      *Mesarthim (Gamma Arietis)

      *Al Wahat (Iota Cephei)

      *Al Sadr Al Ketus (Pi Ceti)

      *Tyl (Epsilon Draconis)

      Angetenar (Tau-2 Eridani)

      TY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)

      *Triangulum Spiral (M-33 Trianguli, one of the other two spiral galaxies in the Local Group besides the Milky Way Galaxy)


      *Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

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

      *Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      *Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda 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)

      *Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      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)

      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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