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Fixed star alignments (July 12, 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;
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 16, 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)

      *Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)




      Saturn



      *Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)




      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)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)




      Pluto



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      *Ramo (95 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation Ramo, the Branch)

      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



      *Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      *AM Canum Venaticorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *M-94 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *The Box (NGC 4169 Canum Venaticorum; star cluster)

      *NGC 4395 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

      *Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; marks the base of the tail of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Denebola (Beta Leonis)

      *UX Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)





      Pallas



      *Outcast Star (SDSS J090745.0+024507 Hydrae)

      *NGC 2903 (Leonis; a galaxy)

      *RR Pictoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Naos (Zeta Puppis)

      *Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris)

      *Tania Borealis (Lambda Ursae Majoris)




      Juno



      *Difda (Beta Ceti)

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      RR Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      AF Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

      *Sellio (6 Lacertae; Lacerta was once called Sellio, the Newt)

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      NGC 7742 (Pegasi; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Vernalis (Omega Piscium)

      WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      ER Ursae Majoris

      W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      Vesta



      *Alhena (Gamma Geminorum)

      *Mebsuta (Epsilon Geminorum)

      *DM Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *R Monocerotis

      *Plaskett's Star (V640 Monocerotis)

      *Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis)

      *Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261 Monocerotis)

      *NGC 6251 (Ursae Minoris; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)




      Chiron



      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node




      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)

      *CI Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Holmberg IX (UGC 5336 Ursae Majoris; peculiar, very close eclipsing binary enveloped in a cloud of stellar material)

      Anwar al-Farkadain (Eta Ursae Minoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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