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Fixed star alignments (August 9, 2009)

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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 1 , Aug 13 5:07 PM
      As of midnight GMT.

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


      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      *Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; has planets)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      *VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax the Pole Guard)

      *TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)


      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

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

      The Box (NGC 4169 Comae Berenices; star cluster)

      *Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

      Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; marks the base of the tail of the obsolete cons


      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      Stephan's Quintet (NGC 7317, 7318A, 7318B, 7319 and 7320 Pegasi; a galaxy
      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)


      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)


      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

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

      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)


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)


      *Asellus Primus (Theta Bootis)

      *Asellus Secundus (Iota Bootis)

      *AL Comae Berenices

      *GO Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variables)

      *Virgo A (M-87 Virginis; galaxy lying close to the Supergalactic Center)

      *NGC 4261 (Virginis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)

      *NGC 4342 (Virginis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)

      *The Eyes (NGC 4435/4438 Virginis; a pair of galaxies)

      *The Nonet (NGC 4438 Virginis; galaxy)


      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae; part of the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Seaou Wei (41 Leonis Minoris)

      *El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      *BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxies)

      *HD 75289 (Velorum; has planets)

      *Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum)


      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)


      *Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris)

      *Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      *Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris)

      *Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      *Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)


      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      *Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)

      North Node

      Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)

      Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      BE Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Bull's Eye Pulsar (SNR G54.1+0.3 Sagittae)

      Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)

      *NQ Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Seahorse Nebula (King 3-35 Vulpeculae)

      South Node

      Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      *Al Taleban (Tau Puppis)

      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)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes


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