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Fixed star alignments (March 1, 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 Albali (Epsilon Aquarii) *Albulaan Borealis
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 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



      Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)

      *Albulaan Borealis (Mu Aquarii)

      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Armus (Eta Capricorni)

      *Gliese 777A (Cygni; has planets)

      *Cygnus X-1 (HDE 226868 Cygni; famous black hole)

      *Lucida Globi (Epsilon Microscopii;




      Saturn



      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Uranus



      q1 Eridani (aka HD 10647; has planets)

      Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

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



      Neptune



      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii; Latin for "augur")




      Pluto




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      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



      *Chang (Upsilon-1 Hydrae)

      *Shir (Rho Leonis)

      *SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Spindle Galaxy in Sextans (NGC 3115 Sextantis)

      *Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)

      *Keenan System (NGC 5216 & 5218 Ursae Majoris, interacting galaxies connected by a filament; named for the astronomer Philip Childs Keenan (1908-2000), who noticed the filament)

      CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)



      Pallas




      *Deneb Zirafah (Gamma Camelopardalis)

      *CI Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Kemble's Cascade (NGC 1502 Camelopardalis; an open cluster)

      *Fuliginosa (Omicron Columbae)

      *Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118 Eridani)

      *Westbrook Nebula (CRL 618 Persei)

      *RV Tauri




      Juno




      *Albulaan Australis (Nu Aquarii)

      *Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      *Hole-In-A-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni)

      *Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      *Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      *Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)

      *Dhanishtra (Theta Delphini)

      *Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      *Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      *HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      *Alnair (Alpha Gruis)




      Vesta



      *Almach (Gamma Andromedae)

      *Koleon (Mu Arietis)

      *Teegarden's Star (SO025300.5+165258 Arietis; a nearby high-proper-motion star discovered by US astronomer Bonnard Teegarden)

      *Vespa (30 Arietis; marks the abdomen of the obsolete constellation Vespa the Wasp)

      *Cih (Gamma Cassiopeiae)

      *ET Cluster (NGC 457 Cassiopeiae)

      *Menkar (Alpha Ceti)

      *94 Ceti (has planets)

      *Zibal (Zeta Eridani)

      *Oscillatorium (Delta Horologii)

      *Seif Borealis (Phi Persei)

      *Little Dumbbell Nebula (M-76 Persei)

      *WY Trianguli (cataclysmic variable)




      Chiron



      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)



      North Node




      Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      Youe (17 Capricorni)

      HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      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)

      YY Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      Lieu (1 Hydrae)

      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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