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Fixed star alignments (April 5, 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 *Castra (Epsilon Capricorni) *Crescent Nebula
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 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


      *Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      *Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      *The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small asterism)

      Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      *IL Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)



      Saturn



      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      *Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (NGC 3242 Hydrae)

      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)

      *Sadalbari (Mu 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)



      Pluto




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      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)

      *Regulus (Alpha Leonis)

      *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      *Leo I Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      Praecipua (Omicron Leonis Minoris)

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

      Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris)

      *NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *Mayall's Object (MCG 7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; a peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)




      Pallas



      *Menkalinan (Beta Aurigae)

      *Prijipati (Delta Aurigae)

      *Bogardus (Theta Aurigae)

      *Thanatosis (Gamma Columbae)

      *Caliginosa (Xi Columbae)

      *Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)

      *Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris)




      Juno



      *Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      *M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)





      Vesta



      *Cleopatra's Eye Nebula (NGC 1535 Eridani)

      *Miram (Eta Persei)

      *Misam (Kappa Persei)

      *NGC 1260 (Persei; had an extremely bright supernova in 2006)

      *Perseus A (NGC 1275 Persei; galaxy, brightest in rich cluster, maser)






      Chiron





      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node




      Pazan (Psi 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)

      *Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 Doradus)

      *BP Lyncis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Azmidiske (Xi Puppis)

      Sarir (Theta Ursae Majoris)

      W Ursae Majoris

      *Cloverleaf Nebula (IRAS 19477+2401 Vulpeculae)





      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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