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Fixed star alignments (March 29, 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 *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini) *Al Salib (Delta
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 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



      *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      *Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      *HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      *Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148 & 5150 Gruis)

      *QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)






      Saturn



      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      *Copeland's Septet (Hickson 57 Leonis; a group of seven galaxies discovered in 1874 by British astronomer Ralph Copeland--NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3751, 3753, and 3754)

      *Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      *Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)




      Uranus



      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      *Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae; marks the lizard's tail, hence the name [mine])

      *BL Lacertae (variable galaxy, prototypical BL Lac object)

      *Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacerta)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)

      *51 Pegasi (has planets)

      *Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619 Pegasi; a galaxy cluster)

      *Zeta Reticuli (famous sun-like star system)





      Neptune




      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")



      Pluto




      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)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      *Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Drys (Chi Carinae)

      *Praecipua (Omicron Leonis Minoris)

      Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis; an extraordinarily prolific star
      factory)

      *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris)

      *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)





      Pallas



      *Andrew's Star (HD 37519 Aurigae)

      *Wazn (Beta Columbae)

      *Zeta Leporis (has planets)

      *Saiph (Kappa Orionis)

      *Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 Orionis)

      *McNeil's Nebula (EQ J054614-00058 Orionis)



      Juno



      *Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini; close to the Southern Fish's heart)




      Vesta



      *Segin (Epsilon Cassiopeiae)

      *Gorgonia Tertia (Rho Persei)

      *Capulus (NGC 884 & 869 Persei, aka Chi & h Persei; the Double Cluster in Perseus)





      Chiron



      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)




      North Node




      Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

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

      *Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 Doradus)

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

      Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

      Bassaros (13 Vulpeculae)

      *LU Vulpeculae

      *LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)





      South Node



      Asellus Borealis (Gamma Cancri)

      Praesepe (M44/Epsilon Cancri)

      *Decapoda (Iota-1 Cancri)

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

      Sarir (Theta Ursae Majoris)

      W Ursae Majoris





      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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