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Fixed star alignments (April 12, 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 *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 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



      *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      *16 Cygni B (cataclysmic variable)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      *S Doradus

      Al Faras Al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

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

      *TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)



      Saturn



      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



      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)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

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

      Zeta Reticuli (famous sun-like star system)

      *Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)




      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)

      *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)

      Regulus (Alpha Leonis)

      Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      Leo I Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      Praecipua (Omicron Leonis Minoris)

      *Larnax (Kappa Pyxidis)

      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



      *KR Aurigae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Brithus (36 Camelopardalis)

      *BZ Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Kurud Australis (Theta Columbae)

      *Propus (Eta Geminorum)

      *M-35 (Geminorum; an open cluster)

      *Gliese 229 (Leporis; has planets)

      *Polarissima Borealis (NGC 3172 Ursae Minoris; a galaxy even closer to the north celestial pole than Polaris, hence the name)



      Juno



      *Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      *Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

      *FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      *Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)

      *Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)

      *Lacaille 9352 (Piscis Austrini; a nearby star)

      *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; edge-on galaxy with suspected black hole)




      Vesta



      *Enceinte (Beta Caeli)

      *Caelatum (Nu Caeli)

      *Custos Messium (40 Cassiopeiae; the chief star of the obsolete constellation Custos Messium, the Harvest-Keeper)

      *Alrai (Gamma Cephei; has planets)

      *Alkalbarai (Rho Cephei)

      *Keid (Omicron-2 Eridani; also known as 40 Eridani--the sun of Mr. Spock's homeworld of Vulcan)

      *Theemin (Upsilon-2 Eridani)

      *IM Eridani (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Fakhir (Gamma Persei)

      *Atiks (Omicron Persei)

      *GK Persei

      *Alcyone (Eta Tauri; one of the Pleiades)

      *Al Thaur (Lambda Tauri)

      *Furibundus (Nu Tauri)

      *Asterope (21 Tauri; one of the Pleiades)

      *Merope (23 Tauri; one of the Pleiades)

      *Atlas (27 Tauri; one of the Pleiades)

      *Pleione (28 Tauri; one of the Pleiades)


      Chiron



      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)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node



      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 Doradus)

      *Neper (Alpha Microscopii; marks the obsolete constellation Neper the Auger)

      LU Vulpeculae

      LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)

      *Cloverleaf Nebula (IRAS 19477+2401 Vulpeculae)





      South Node



      *Kwei (Eta Cancri)

      Decapoda (Iota-1 Cancri)

      BP Lyncis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Cornucopia (Zeta Monocerotis)








      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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