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Fixed star alignments (February 8, 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 *Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 11, 2009
      As of midnight GMT.

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




      Jupiter



      *Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      *Youe (17 Capricorni)

      *Patchick's Planetary (IRAS 19450+2922 Cygni)

      *Lucida Microscopii (Gamma Microscopii; the brightest star in Microscopium the Microscope)

      Lucida Sagittae (Gamma Sagittae; the brightest star in Sagitta the Arrow)

      *Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)




      Saturn



      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      AM Canum Venaticorum (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      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)




      Uranus



      SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      q1 Eridani (aka HD 10647; has planets)

      *Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

      *Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks the obsolete constellation of Solarium the Sundial)




      Neptune



      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)



      Pluto




      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)

      *Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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



      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)

      Revati (Zeta Piscium)




      Ceres



      *Theta Antliae

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

      Zosma (Delta Leonis)

      *Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 6253 Leonis)

      Alsuhail (Lambda Velorum)




      Pallas



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

      Adid Australis (Epsilon Persei)

      *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; one of the Hyades)

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

      Phaeo (Theta-1 Tauri; one of the Hyades)

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

      *Polyxo (71 Tauri; one of the Hyades)

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

      Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514 Tauri)

      *Struve's Lost Nebula (NGC 1554 Tauri)

      *Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555 Tauri)




      Juno



      *Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      *Patchick's Planetary (IRAS 19450+2922 Cygni)

      *Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 Doradus)

      *Lucida Sagittae (Gamma Sagittae; the brightest star in Sagitta the Arrow)

      *Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

      *LU Vulpeculae

      *LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)



      Vesta



      *Adhil (Xi Andromedae)

      *Adhab (Upsilon Andromedae; has a planet)

      *Hamal (Alpha Arietis)

      *Schedir (Alpha Cassiopeiae)

      *Phycochroma (Delta Ceti)

      *M-77 (Ceti; maser with excessive infrared emissions)

      *Lucida Doradus (Alpha Doradus; the brightest star in Dorado the Swordfish)

      *Azha (Eta Eridani)




      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      *16 Cygni B (has a planet)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      S Doradus

      Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

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





      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
      Microscope)

      WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable)

      Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae)

      V452 Vulpeculae (aka HD 189733; has a planet on which methane was found in
      2008)



      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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