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Fixed star alignments (May 3, 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) *Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11 5:40 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)

      *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)




      Saturn



      *NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; elliptical galaxy, maser)

      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)

      *Broken Engagement Ring (Harrington STAR 19 Ursae Majoris; a small asterism)

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)





      Uranus




      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)

      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)

      *Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres



      Drys (Chi Carinae)

      Praecipua (Omicron Leonis Minoris)

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris)

      *Lalande 21185 (Gliese 411 Ursae Majoris)




      Pallas



      *Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris)

      *HL Canis Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *PU Canis Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Dziban (Psi-1 Draconis)

      *NGC 2304 (Geminorum; an open cluster)




      Juno



      *Hydria (Eta Aquarii)

      *Ekchusis (Lambda Aquarii)

      *Nova Cygni 1992 (V1974 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      *Scovil's Object (Q1991/107 Cygni)

      *Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027 Cygni)

      *Kin Yu (Epsilon Doradus)

      *WX Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      *VY Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)




      Vesta



      *Pseudocyesis (Gamma-1 Caeli)

      *Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri)

      *Ain (Epsilon Tauri)

      *UX Tauri





      Chiron




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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)




      North Node



      PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable)

      Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      Dabih (Beta Capricorni)

      Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      *Shelton's Star (SN 1987A Doradus; a bright 1987 supernova in Nubecula Major)

      Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)




      South Node



      Al Tarf (Beta Cancri)

      Talitha Australis (Kappa Ursae Majoris)

      *NGC 3516 (Ursae Majoris; elliptical galaxy)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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