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Fixed star alignments (January 25, 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 PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2009
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      As of midnight GMT.

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


      PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Dabih (Beta Capricorni)

      *Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

      Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)


      *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; 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)


      SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *q1 Eridani (aka HD 10647; has planets)


      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)

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


      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)

      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)


      Coxa (Theta Leonis)

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

      NGC 3607 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

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


      Pazmino's Cluster (Stock 23 Camelopardalis)

      *Sceptrum (53 Eridani; the chief star of the obsolete constellation Sceptrum Brandenburgicum, the Scepter of Brandenburg)

      Adid Media (Nu Persei)

      *Menchib (Xi Persei)

      Seif Australis (Psi Persei)

      Kattupothu (Mu Tauri)


      *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)

      *Shay We (Beta Hydri)

      *MV Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sham (Alpha Sagittae)


      Sharatan (Beta Arietis)

      *Velikovskaya (BD +20 307 Arietis; has a dust cloud orbiting it that may have been caused by planets colliding with one another, hence the name)

      *Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae)

      *DK Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

      Al Sadr Al Ketus (Pi Ceti)

      *79 Ceti (has planets)

      *Fornacis (Alpha Fornacis)


      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)

      *S Doradus

      Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

      *Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; an old name for Grus the Crane was Phoenicopterus, the Flamingo)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      IL Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      North Node

      Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Youe (17 Capricorni)

      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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