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Fixed star alignments (April 19, 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 25, 2009
      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)

      16 Cygni B (cataclysmic variable)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      *VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      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)

      *Xestus (Omicron Velorum)




      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)

      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)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 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)

      *Praecipua Priscus (37 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



      *Al Kurud Borealis (Kappa Columbae)

      *Dirah (aka Tejat Posterior; Mu Geminorum)

      *Monoceros Vortex (V616 Monocerotis; has an associated black hole designated A062000)

      *Red Rectangle (CRL 915 Monocerotis; a nebula)




      Juno



      *Luyten 789-6 (Aquarii; nearby star)

      *Deneb (aka Deneb Adige; Alpha Cygni)




      Vesta



      *Menkib (Zeta Persei)

      *Adid Media (Nu Persei)

      *Seif Australis (Psi Persei)

      *Kattupothu (Mu Tauri)




      Chiron




      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)




      North Node



      *Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

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

      Cloverleaf Nebula (IRAS 19477+2401 Vulpeculae)




      South Node



      Kwei (Eta Cancri)

      BP Lyncis (cataclysmic variable)

      Cornucopia (Zeta Monocerotis)

      *Azmidiske (Xi Puppis)








      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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