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Fixed star alignments (May 31, 2009)

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  • mahtezcatpoc@yahoo.com
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren t there a week ago today (with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter Baxendell s Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii; alleged
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 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





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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini; close to the Southern Fish's heart)





      Saturn



      NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; elliptical galaxy, maser)

      Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (NGC 3242 Hydrae)

      Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      *Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)

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

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)




      Uranus



      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      Stephan's Quintet (NGC 7317, 7318A, 7318B, 7319 and 7320 Pegasi; a galaxy
      cluster
      discovered by French astronomer Édouard Stephan in 1877)

      Deer Lick Group (NGC 7331, 7335, 7336, 7337, and 7340 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)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)





      Pluto




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy very close to the south celestial pole)

      *Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii, Poniatowski's Bull)

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Tenebricissima (2M 0929 Antliae; a brown dwarf double star which is the dimmest star known, hence the name)

      *Thuban (Alpha Draconis)

      Shir (Rho Leonis)

      *NGC 3377 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *SW Sextantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Alula Boreale (Nu Ursae Majoris)

      *Alula Australe (Xi Ursae Majoris; has planets)

      *CU Velorum (cataclysmic variable)






      Pallas



      *Gliese 445 (Camelopardalis; it is rapidly approaching Sol and the space probe Voyager 1 will pass within 1.6 light-years of it 40,000 years from now when it will be only 3 light-years from Sol)

      *Alsciaukat (31 Lyncis)

      *Al Taleban (Tau Puppis)

      *Read-Saxton Star (V598 Puppis; an overlooked bright nova finally noticed by British astronomers Andy Read and Richard Saxton)

      *SW Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685 Ursae Majoris)

      *Alifa al-Farkadain (Zeta Ursae Minoris)




      Juno



      *SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *q1 Eridani (aka HD 10647; has planets)

      *Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

      *Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks the obsolete constellation Solarium the Sundial)





      Vesta



      *Capella (Alpha Aurigae)

      *Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)

      *Lucida Camelopardalis (Beta Camelopardalis; the brightest star in Camelopardalis the Giraffe)

      *Phact (Alpha Columbae)

      *Arneb (Alpha Leporis)

      *Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      *Thabit (Upsilon Orionis)

      *S Orionis

      *Fictus (Gamma Pictoris)




      Chiron




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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)





      North Node



      Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable)

      Nova Aquilae 1943 (V500 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      Giedi (Alpha 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)

      Dumbbell Nebula (M-27 Vulpeculae)




      South Node



      Typographica (28 Monocerotis; marks the obsolete constellation Officina
      Typographica, the Printing Press)

      Talitha Borealis (Iota Ursae Majoris)

      NGC 3516 (Ursae Majoris; elliptical galaxy)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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