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Fixed star alignments (March 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 *Albulaan Australis (Nu Aquarii) *Saturn
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 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'


      *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)

      *Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      *Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      *HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      *Alnair (Alpha Gruis)


      Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      *La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)


      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      *Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)


      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii; alleged to be an optical illusion)

      *Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii; Latin for "augur")


      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae [marks the olive branch in the obsolete
      constellation Frederici Honores [the Honors of Frederick])

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)


      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae; marks the forepaw of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Seaou Wei (41 Leonis Minoris)

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

      El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      HD 75289 (Velorum; has planets)

      *Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum)


      *Almaaz (Epsilon Aurigae)

      *Hoedus Primus (Zeta Aurigae)

      *Hoedus Secundus (Eta Aurigae)

      *Rigil Camelopardalis (7 Camelopardalis; marks one of the Giraffe's feet, hence the name)

      *Thuja (Epsilon Columbae)

      *TV Columbae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      *Spirograph Nebula (IC 418 Leporis)

      *Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)


      *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      *16 Cygni B (has planets)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      *VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)


      *Nair al Butain (49 Arietis)

      *Kermis (Delta Caeli)

      *PU Persei (cataclysmic variable)


      *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      *Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      *S Doradus (one of the brightest stars known; in Nubecula Major)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

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

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae)

      North Node

      Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      Youe (17 Capricorni)

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

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

      WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable)

      Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

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

      South Node

      *Asellus Borealis (Gamma Cancri)

      Asellus Australis (Delta Cancri)

      *Praesepe (M44/Epsilon Cancri)

      Rho-1 Cancri (aka 55 Cancri; has planets)

      YY Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      Uppsala 4904 (Lyncis; aka UGC 4904. A supernova was detected in this galaxy in
      2004 and 2006)

      *Sarir (Theta Ursae Majoris)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes
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