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Fixed star alignments (February 15, 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 *Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae) Diamond Ring Nebula
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 20, 2009
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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



      *Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      Youe (17 Capricorni)

      *Chi Cygni (a Mira-type variable and infrared source)

      *HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      *Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

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

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

      *WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Bassaros (13 Vulpeculae; the name is Greek for "like a fox")

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






      Saturn



      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      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)

      *Koo She (Delta Velorum)





      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)

      *Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii; Latin for "augur")




      Pluto




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

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

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      *Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 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



      Solinas (Theta Antliae; Solinas is Greek for "tube": Theta Antliae is located in Antlia the Air Pump at the point where a hose would attach to the pump)

      *M-105 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Sudarium Veronicae (Beta Sextantis; Latin for "Veronica's handkerchief." Legend has it that when Jesus was carrying his cross to Golgotha, a woman named Veronica handed him a handkerchief to wipe the sweat off his face and it came back with the image of his face imprinted on it)

      *Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris; the right-hand star in the handle of the Big Dipper)

      *Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris; diffuse nebula)




      Pallas



      *Pseudocyesis (Gamma-1 Caeli; Greek for "false pregnancy")

      *Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri)

      *Ain (Epsilon Tauri)

      *UX Tauri




      Juno



      *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

      *Adamastor (Beta Mensae)

      *WZ Sagittae

      *Lucida Tucanae (Alpha Tucanae; the brightest star in Tucana the Toucan)




      Vesta



      *Keun Nan Mun Secundus (Chi Andromedae)

      *The Fath (NGC 708 Andromedae; an elliptical galaxy)

      *Achird (Eta Cassiopeiae)

      *Pac-Man Nebula (NGC 281 Cassiopeiae)

      *Kaffaljidhma (Gamma Ceti)

      *Liberflux (Tau-4 Eridani)

      *Eridanus Supervoid (a region of intergalactic space with a striking deficiency of matter)




      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has a planet)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      S Doradus

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

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

      *Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax the Pole Guard)




      North Node




      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
      Microscope)

      WZ Sagittae

      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)





      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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