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Twitters: Inner-planet fixed star alignments (May 17, 2009)

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    Erratum: The official abbreviation for Aquarius is Aqr, not Aqu. http://twitter.com/chatoyantorange
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2009
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      Erratum: The official abbreviation for Aquarius is Aqr, not Aqu.

      http://twitter.com/chatoyantorange

      http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/abbrevs.html

      (The list of official constellation abbreviations.)


      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Mars was aligned with Al Durr Al Manthur(Tau Cet),Aquae Abyssi(Upsilon Cet),& Epsilon Reticuli,which has planets.

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Mars was aligned with Corona Frederici (Lambda And) & the nova PX Andromedae.

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Venus was aligned with Deneb Algenubi (Eta Cet) & the novae CP Lacertae & DI Lacertae.

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Venus was aligned with the Blue Snowball Nebula(NGC 7662 And), Alderamin (Alpha Cep), & Phicareus(Epsilon Cep).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Mercury was aligned with Perseus A(NGC 1275 Per).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Mercury was aligned with Cleopatra's Eye Nebula(NGC 1535 Eri),Miram(Eta Per),Misam (Kappa Per),& NGC 1260 (Per).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Sun was aligned with Algol (Beta Per) & Gorgonia Quarta (Omega Per).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Sun was aligned with Lucida Caeli (Alpha Cae) & the supernova Neckham's Star (SN 1181 Cas).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Moon was aligned with the nova TY Vulpeculae.

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Moon was aligned with Tau-1 Gruis, which has planets; the nova VW Hydri; & Polophylax (Zeta Tuc).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Moon was aligned with Kitalpha(Alpha Equ), Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equ), & Gruid (Beta Gru).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Moon was aligned with the Blinking Planetary Nebula (NGC 6826 Cyg).

      At midnight GMT Sun,May 17,Moon was aligned with Sadalsuud (Beta Aqr), Nashira(Gamma Cap), & Deneb Algedi(Delta Cap).


      Mark A. Holmes
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