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Re: Fixed star alignments (July 20, 2008)

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  • mahtezcatpoc
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    Message 1 of 11 , 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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Bered (12 Aquilae)
      > >
      > > Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604 Aquilae)
      > >
      > > Phantom Streak (NGC 6741 Aquilae)
      > >
      > > *Vega (Alpha Lyrae)


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


      > >
      > > Rukbat (Alpha Sagittarii)
      > >
      > > *Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)
      > >
      > > *Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

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



      > >
      > > *Manubrium (Omicron Sagittarii)


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


      > >
      > > Albaldah (Pi Sagittarii)
      > >
      > > *Alya (Theta Serpentis; the brightest star in Serpens Cauda)
      >
      >
      > an appendix, a "lump of fat"

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



      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Saturn
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Chang (Upsilon-1 Hydrae)
      > >
      > > Shir (Rho Leonis)
      > >
      > > *SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > having to do with the Southwest
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Spindle Galaxy of Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)
      > >
      > > *Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)


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

      quick responses?


      > >
      > > Keenan System (NGC 5216/5218 Ursae Majoris; interacting galaxies
      > connected by a filament on the Draco border south of Thuban. Named
      > for the astronomer Philip Childs Keenan [1908-2000], who noticed
      the
      > filament)
      > >
      > > *CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > spying, voyeurism, dismissive ("see you")
      >
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Uranus
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)
      > >
      > > Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)
      > >
      > > Simmah (Gamma Piscium)
      > >
      > > *Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks what once was the now-obsolete
      > constellation Solarium [the Sundial])
      >
      >
      > a guide that becomes useless in bad times
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Neptune
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)
      > >
      > > Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
      > >
      > > Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)
      > >
      > > Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)
      > >
      > > Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)
      > >
      > > Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Pluto
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)
      > >
      > > Baraka (Xi Herculis)
      > >
      > > AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)
      > >
      > > Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; aka Munich 15040)
      > >
      > > Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)
      > >
      > > Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii, a very recent [1878]
      supernova
      > discovered
      > > by Stephen Reynolds, et al)
      > >
      > > Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; an open cluster, aka Ptolemy's Cluster)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Eris
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)
      > >
      > > VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Ceres
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *HT Camelopardalis
      >
      > "hot"?
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Z Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > "zzzzzz"(?)
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Cor Monocerotis (19 Monocerotis; close to the heart of Monoceros
      > the Unicorn)
      >
      >
      > a pure or delicate heart?
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Pallas
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Segin (Epsilon Cassiopeiae)

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


      > >
      > > *Zaurak (Gamma Eridani)


      Arabic = the boat

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


      > >
      > > *Gorgonia Secunda (Pi Persei)
      >
      >
      > a monster that came back
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Gorgonia Tertia (Rho Persei)
      >
      > a monster that's here to stay
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Capulus (NGC 869/884 Persei, aka h/Chi Persei and the Double
      > Cluster in Perseus)


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


      > >
      > > *Esat (5 Tauri)


      Geez = fire


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Juno
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Lucida Apodis (Alpha Apodis; the brightest star, or lucida, in
      > Apus the Bird of Paradise)
      >
      >
      > not touching the ground
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *RR Chamaeleontis (cataclysmic variable)
      >
      >
      > railroads
      >
      >
      > >
      > > *Sarin (Delta Herculis)

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


      > >
      > > Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)
      > >
      > > *Great Attractor (Abell 3627 Trianguli Australe)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Vesta
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > *Keun Nan Mun Primus (Phi Andromedae)
      >
      >
      > immigration a priority
      >
      >
      > >
      > > IC 10 X-1 (Cassiopeiae)
      > >
      > > *Alphirk (Beta Cephei)



      Arabic = the flock

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


      > >
      > > *79 Ceti (has a planet)
      > >
      > > *Chi 1-2-3 (Chi-1/Chi-2/Chi-3 Fornacis, aka Harrington STAR 2)


      "third time is the charm," "bad things come in threes" (chi = Greek
      letter representing chance)


      > >
      > > *Metallah (Alpha Trianguli)


      Arabic = head of the triangle


      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Chiron
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)
      > >
      > > 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)
      > >
      > > *Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)
      >
      >
      > stubborn kids
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Al Faras al Thani (Lambda Equulei)
      > >
      > > *Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)
      > >
      > > IL Vulpeculae
      > >
      > > *QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)
      >
      > time to come in
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > North Node
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)
      > >
      > > The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni)
      > >
      > > Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)
      > >
      > > Al Salib (Delta Delphini)
      > >
      > > HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > > Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)
      > >
      > > Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)
      > >
      > > *Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148 and 5150 Gruis)
      >
      >
      > a lingering presence, haunted
      >
      >
      > >
      > > QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > South Node
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > NGC 2775 (Cancri; a galaxy)
      > >
      > > Outcast Star (SDSS J090745.0+024507 Hydrae; is leaving the galaxy
      > at a high
      > > rate of speed)
      > >
      > > Alterf (Lambda Leonis)
      > >
      > > 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)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >




      More later.


      Mark A. Holmes
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