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Re: Fixed star alignments (July 6, 2008)

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    ... the ... going from a normal environment or an environment of plenty to a deprived one? ... Chinese = the drawn bow ... obsolete ... Arabic = lucky one of
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 25, 2009
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      > --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes
      > <mahtezcatpoc@> wrote:
      > >
      > > As of midnight GMT.
      > >
      > > Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today
      > (with a 1 00' orb).
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Jupiter
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Al Thalamain II (Lambda Aquilae)
      >
      > sticking one's head in the sand, just like other people
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Phantom Streak (NGC 6741 Aquilae)
      >
      >
      > elusive
      >
      > >
      > > *Nova Hassel (V446 Herculis; a cataclysmic variable discovered by
      > Olaf Hassel, a hearing-impaired Norwegian astronomer)
      >
      >
      > the disabled becoming an issue
      >
      >
      > >
      > > AO Octantis (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > *Delta Pavonis (nearby sunlike star; birth world of Muad'Dib in
      the
      > *Dune* novels)



      going from a normal environment or an environment of plenty to a
      deprived one?


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Saturn
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Chang (Upsilon-1 Hydrae)


      Chinese = the drawn bow


      > >
      > > Lochium (Lambda Pyxidis; marks the log part [Lochium] of the
      obsolete
      > > constellation Lochium et Funis [the Log and Line]).
      > >
      > > Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)
      > >
      > > HD 75289 (Velorum; has a planet)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Uranus
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)
      > >
      > > Markab (Alpha Pegasi)
      > >
      > > Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)


      Arabic = lucky one of the knight (or lucky knight?)


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Neptune
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)
      > >
      > > Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
      > >
      > > Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)
      > >
      > > Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)
      > >
      > > Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)


      Arabic = the knight of the spring


      > >
      > > Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)


      Arabic = the first horse

      > >
      > > Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Pluto
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      Arabic = the wrestler's northern foot(?)


      > >
      > > Baraka (Xi Herculis)
      > >
      > > *AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      > "ah"
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Sinistra.html


      > >
      > > Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)


      Arabic = peasant


      > >
      > > Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; aka Munich 15040)
      > >
      > > Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; an open cluster, aka Ptolemy's Cluster)
      >
      >
      > hammering away at something
      >
      >
      > >
      > > DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > dizzy
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Eris
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)
      > >
      > > VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)


      http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/BatenKaitos.html


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Ceres
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Mebsuta (Epsilon Geminorum)

      Arabic = outstretched

      http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Mebsuta.html

      > >
      > > *Najibah (Theta Geminorum)

      from the Arabic for "the highborn twins"

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theta_Geminorum

      > >
      > > *Alzirr (Xi Geminorum)

      Arabic = the button


      http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~jkaler/sow/alzirr.html



      > >
      > > *DM Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > "dim" (blackouts, brownouts, "dim" people)
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *R Monocerotis
      > >
      > > *Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261 Monocerotis)
      > >
      > > *Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis; an open cluster
      > surrounded by a nebula [the Cone Nebula] north of Epsilon
      Monocerotis
      > in the Unicorn's face)
      >
      >
      > a holiday celebration, looking forward to goodies (?)
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *NGC 6251 (Ursae Minoris; an elliptical galaxy with a suspected
      > black hole)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Pallas
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *PQ Andromedae (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > minding one's Ps and Qs
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Musca Borealis (39 Arietis; marks the obsolete constellation
      Musca
      > the Northern Fly)
      >
      >
      > a pest from up north
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Bahrani (41 Arietis)


      Arabic = two seas (?)


      > >
      > > *Rucha (Delta Cassiopeiae)


      Arabic = knee


      > >
      > > *Kaoh Pih (Zeta Doradus)
      > >
      > > *Sadira (Epsilon Eridani; nearby star, early candidate in search
      for
      > ETI, has a planet)
      > >
      > > *PU Persei (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > something stinks
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Juno
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Rasalgethi (Alpha Herculis)

      http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/RasAlgethi.html


      > >
      > > Sabik (Eta Ophiuchi)

      http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Sabik.html


      > >
      > > *Minkowski's Butterfly (nebula; Minkowski 2-9 Ophiuchi)
      >
      > butterflies (?)
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Grafias (Zeta-2 Scorpii)
      > >
      > > *Denebakrab (Mu-1 Scorpii)
      > >
      > > *Nova Scorpii 2007 (V1280 Scorpii; cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > *X-Ray Nova Scorpii 1994 (GRO J1655-40 Scorpii)
      > >
      > > *Northern Jewel Box (NGC 6231 Scorpii)
      >
      > treasures of the north
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Prawn Nebula (IC 4628 Scorpii)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Vesta
      > >
      > >
      > > *Mira (Omicron Ceti)
      >
      > problem-solving
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Tyl (Epsilon Draconis)
      > >
      > > *Angetenar (Tau-2 Eridani)


      Arabic = bend of the river

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angetenar



      > >
      > > *109 Piscium (has a planet)
      > >
      > > *TY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)


      "tie"


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Chiron
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)
      > >
      > > 16 Cygni B (has a planet)
      > >
      > > Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)
      > >
      > > *The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small asterism
      > around 29 Cygni composed mostly of blue stars that is said to
      resemble
      > an emu, with a red star in its neck)
      > >
      > > *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)
      > >
      > > *HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > S Doradus
      > >
      > > Al Faras al Thani (Lambda Equulei)
      > >
      > > Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; an old name for Grus was
      > Phoenicopterus, the
      > > Flamingo)
      > >
      > > IL Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > North Node
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)
      > >
      > > The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni)
      > >
      > > Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)
      > >
      > > *Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      Arabic = the cross


      > >
      > > HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)
      > >
      > > Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)
      > >
      > > IL Vulpeculae
      > >
      > > QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > South Node
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *NGC 2775 (Cancri; a galaxy)
      > >
      > > Outcast Star (SDSS J090745.0+024507 Hydrae; is leaving the galaxy
      at
      > a high
      > > rate of speed)
      >
      >
      > kicked out
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Alterf (Lambda Leonis)


      Arabic = the glance


      > >
      > > NGC 2903 (Leonis; galaxy, said to be a malefic influence by the
      late
      > Byron
      > > Wahl)
      > >
      > > RR Pictoris (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Naos (Zeta Puppis)
      > >
      > > *CP Puppis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > indecent behavior ("see pee")
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris; one of the Pointers in the Big Dipper)
      > >
      > > Tania Borealis (Lambda Ursae Majoris)
      > >
      > >




      More later.



      Mark A Holmes
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