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Fixed star alignments (July 5, 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) Propeller Nebula (MRSL
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 12, 2009
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter



      *Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

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




      Saturn



      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      *Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      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)

      Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)




      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)




      Pluto



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      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)

      Spiculum (M-8/M-20/M-21 Sagittarii)

      Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      *Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      M-21 (Sagittarii)

      Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      *Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      *Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      *NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      *Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Pallas



      *Al Minliar al Asad (Kappa Leonis)

      *Hanny's Voorwerp (SDSS J094103.80+344334.2 Leonis Minoris; Dutch for "Hanny's object", discovered by Dutch astronomical amateur Hanny van Arkel; believed to be a burned-out quasar)

      *Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris)

      *IY Ursae Majoris

      *KS Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      Juno



      *The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; an asterism)

      *Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      *RR Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      *AF Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *NGC 1399 (Fornacis; a galaxy)

      *Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Manus Justitia, the Hand of Justice)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      *NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *NGC 7742 (Pegasi; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      *WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      *Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)

      *ER Ursae Majoris

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      Vesta



      *Mirzam (Beta Canis Majoris)

      *Furud (Zeta Canis Majoris)

      *Al Kurud Borealis (Kappa Columbae)

      *Red Rectangle (CRL 915 Monocerotis; nebula)




      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



      Altair (Alpha Aquilae)

      Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae)

      Bezek (Eta Aquilae)

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

      AX Capricorni (cataclysmic variable)

      Albireo (Beta Cygni)

      Shay We (Beta Hydri)

      *Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      MV Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      Sham (Alpha Sagittae)




      South Node



      Tegmine (Zeta Cancri)

      Ahadi (Pi Puppis)

      Rotten Egg Nebula (OH231.8+4.2 Puppis)

      *Anwar al-Farkadain (Eta Ursae Minoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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