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Fixed star alignments (June 7, 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 Kuh (Mu Capricorni) *Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 7, 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




      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      *Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

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




      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, consisting of NGC 3745, NGC 3746, NGC 3748, NGC 3750, NGC 3751, NGC 3753, and NGC 3754, contained within a 5' circle)

      Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)




      Uranus



      *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      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)






      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)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      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



      *Solinas (Theta Antliae)

      *M-105 (Leonis; galaxy w/ suspected black hole)

      *Sudarium Veronicae (Beta Sextantis)

      *Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)

      *Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris)

      *Coddington Nebula (IC 2574 Ursae Majoris)



      Pallas



      *Tegmine (Zeta Cancri)

      *Ahadi (Pi Puppis)

      *Rotten Egg Nebula (OH231.8+4.2 Puppis)



      Juno



      *Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      *Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      *Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)




      Vesta



      *T Aurigae

      *QZ Aurigae (cataclysmic variables)

      *Refugium (Mu Columbae)

      *Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis)

      *Alnitak (Zeta Orionis)

      *Meissa (Lambda Orionis)

      *Khad Prior (Phi-1 Orionis)

      *Khad Posterior (Phi-2 Orionis)

      *Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 Orionis)

      *Horsehead Nebula (IC 434 Orionis)

      *HD 40307 (Pictoris; has planets)

      *Al Hecka (Zeta Tauri)

      *Tien Kuan (119 Tauri)




      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



      *Altair (Alpha Aquilae)

      Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      *Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae)

      *Bezek (Eta Aquilae)

      *Antinous (58 Aquilae; marks the obsolete constellation Antinous the Abducted Boy)

      PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable)

      Nova Aquilae 1943 (V500 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

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

      *Shay We (Beta Hydri)

      *Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      *Sham (Alpha Sagittae)

      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)

      *Anwar al-Farkadain (Eta Ursae Minoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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