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Fixed star alignments (April 26, 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 *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii) *Deneb Algedi
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29 5:45 PM
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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



      *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      *Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni)

      *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      *Al Faras Al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

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




      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)

      *Matar (Eta 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)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)





      Pluto




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      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



      *Alhena (Gamma Geminorum)

      *Mebsuta (Epsilon Geminorum)

      *DM Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *R Monocerotis

      *Plaskett's Star (V640 Monocerotis)

      *Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261 Monocerotis)

      *Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis)

      *NGC 6251 (Ursae Minoris; round galaxy near Epsilon Ursae Minoris with suspected black hole)




      Juno



      *Skat (Delta Aquarii)

      *Sadalajir (Zeta-1 Aquarii)

      *Seat (Pi Aquarii)

      *Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 Cygni)




      Vesta



      *AM Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

      *FT Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *The Little Queen (Harrington STAR 25 Draconis; a small asterism)

      *Adid Borealis (Delta Persei)

      *Adid Australis (Epsilon Persei)

      *California Nebula (NGC 1499 Persei)

      *Kapteyn's Star (VZ Pictoris; discovered by Dutch astronomer Jacobus Kapteyn in 1897; nearby star, nearest halo star to the Sun, orbits the Galactic Center backwards)

      *Prima Hyadum (Gamma Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Secunda Hyadum (Delta-1 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Phaeo (Theta-1 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Polyxo (71 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *T Tauri (archetypal T Tauri variable star)

      *Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514 Tauri)

      *Struve's Lost Nebula (NGC 1554 Tauri)

      *Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555 Tauri)




      Chiron




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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node



      *PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Dabih (Beta Capricorni)

      Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      *Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      Rho Indi (has planets)

      *Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)





      South Node



      *Al Tarf (Beta Cancri)

      Cornucopia (Zeta Monocerotis)

      *Talitha Australis (Kappa Ursae Majoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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