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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren t there a week ago today (with a 1 00 orb). Jupiter Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii) Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 8, 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



      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      *The Box (NGC 4169 Coma Berenices)

      *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)





      Saturn



      *Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

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

      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Koo She (Delta 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)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      *Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      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)

      Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

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

      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)

      DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable aka nova, in Serpens Cauda)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)





      Ceres



      *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      *NGC 4450 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)

      *Asina (Chi-1 Hydrae)

      *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      *Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; a trio of three disturbed spiral galaxies interacting)



      Pallas



      *Drys (Chi Carinae)

      *Regulus (Alpha Leonis)

      *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      *Leo I Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      *Praecipua Priscus (37 Leonis Minoris)

      *Larnax (Kappa Pyxidis)

      *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      *47 Ursae Majoris (has planets)

      *NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *Mayall's Object (MCG7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; a peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)



      Juno


      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      *Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      *Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)



      Vesta



      *Muliphein (Gamma Canis Majoris)

      *Menkelb Prior (Omicron-1 Canis Majoris)

      *Cor Canis Majoris (Pi Canis Majoris)

      *AQ Canis Minoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Lemon-Slice Nebula (IC 3568 Draconis)

      *Wasat (Delta Geminorum)

      *Alkibash (Lambda Geminorum)

      *Double Bubble Nebula (NGC 2371 Geminorum)

      *Kartajan (Delta Monocerotis)

      *HQ Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Monster Nova (V838 Monocerotis)

      *Gum Nebula (IC 2177 Monocerotis)

      *Kaimana (Nu Puppis)

      *SU Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)





      Chiron




      *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      *Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node




      Bezek (Eta Aquilae)

      Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)

      Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      BE Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)




      South Node



      Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      CI Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      EZ Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)

      Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)

      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























         
    • mahtezcatpoc
      The Box is aligned with Saturn, not Jupiter. Sorry. ... *The Box (NGC 4169 Coma Berenices) ... Mark A. Holmes
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 11, 2009
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        The Box is aligned with Saturn, not Jupiter. Sorry.



        --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
        >
        > As of midnight GMT.
        >
        > Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
        > orb).
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Jupiter
        >
        >
        >
        > Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)
        >
        > Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
        >
        > Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)
        >
        > *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)
        >
        > Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)
        >
        > *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)
        >
        > *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Saturn
        >
        >
        >
        > *Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

        *The Box (NGC 4169 Coma Berenices)

        >
        > *Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; marks the base of the tail of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)
        >
        > Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)
        >
        > NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)
        >
        > Koo She (Delta 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)
        >
        > Kuh (Mu Capricorni)
        >
        > Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)
        >
        > *Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)
        >
        > *Haruspex (Beta Horologii)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > 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)
        >
        > Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)
        >
        > Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii,
        > Poniatowski's Bull)
        >
        > 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)
        >
        > DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable aka nova, in Serpens Cauda)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Eris
        >
        >
        >
        > Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)
        >
        > VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Ceres
        >
        >
        >
        > *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)
        >
        > *Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)
        >
        > *NGC 4450 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with suspected black hole)
        >
        > *NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with suspected black hole)
        >
        > *Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)
        >
        > *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)
        >
        > *Asina (Chi-1 Hydrae)
        >
        > *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)
        >
        > *Markeb (Kappa Velorum)
        >
        > *Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; a trio of three disturbed spiral galaxies interacting)
        >
        >
        >
        > Pallas
        >
        >
        >
        > *Drys (Chi Carinae)
        >
        > *Regulus (Alpha Leonis)
        >
        > *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)
        >
        > *Leo I Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)
        >
        > *Praecipua Priscus (37 Leonis Minoris)
        >
        > *Larnax (Kappa Pyxidis)
        >
        > *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > *47 Ursae Majoris (has planets)
        >
        > *NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with suspected black hole)
        >
        > *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)
        >
        > *Mayall's Object (MCG7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; a peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)
        >
        >
        >
        > Juno
        >
        >
        > Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)
        >
        > *Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)
        >
        > *Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)
        >
        >
        >
        > Vesta
        >
        >
        >
        > *Muliphein (Gamma Canis Majoris)
        >
        > *Menkelb Prior (Omicron-1 Canis Majoris)
        >
        > *Cor Canis Majoris (Pi Canis Majoris)
        >
        > *AQ Canis Minoris (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > *Lemon-Slice Nebula (IC 3568 Draconis)
        >
        > *Wasat (Delta Geminorum)
        >
        > *Alkibash (Lambda Geminorum)
        >
        > *Double Bubble Nebula (NGC 2371 Geminorum)
        >
        > *Kartajan (Delta Monocerotis)
        >
        > *HQ Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > *Monster Nova (V838 Monocerotis)
        >
        > *Gum Nebula (IC 2177 Monocerotis)
        >
        > *Kaimana (Nu Puppis)
        >
        > *SU Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Chiron
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)
        >
        > Bunda (Xi Aquarii)
        >
        > *Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)
        >
        > Sador (Gamma Cygni)
        >
        > Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)
        >
        > *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)
        >
        > Haruspex (Beta Horologii)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > North Node
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Bezek (Eta Aquilae)
        >
        > Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)
        >
        > Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)
        >
        > BE Octantis (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > South Node
        >
        >
        >
        > Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)
        >
        > CI Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > EZ Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)
        >
        > Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)
        >
        > 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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