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Fixed star alignments (August 30, 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 Castra (Epsilon Capricorni) 16 Cygni B (has
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 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



      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      *The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; asterism)

      *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      S Doradus (variable star)

      Al Faras al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; Grus the Crane was once known as Phoenicopterus
      the Flamingo)






      Saturn



      Lucida Antliae (Alpha Antliae)

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

      *Avior (Epsilon Carinae)

      Denebola (Beta Leonis)

      UX Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)




      Uranus



      *BL Lacertae (blazar, prototype of its class)

      *Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      *Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      *51 Pegasi (has planets)

      Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)



      Neptune



      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      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)

      Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy very close to the south
      celestial pole)

      Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      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



      *Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Corvi)

      *Minkar (Epsilon Corvi)

      *Kien Mun (Omicron Hydrae)

      *Al Haram (Mu Velorum)

      *Octopus Nebula (Drilling 1 Velorum)

      *Porrima (Gamma Virginis)

      *Auva (Delta Virginis)

      *Vindemiatrix (Epsilon Virginis)




      Pallas



      *NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; elliptical galaxy, maser with excessive infrared emissions)

      *Coxa (Theta Leonis)

      *Wolf 359 (CN Leonis; well-known nearby star)

      *NGC 3607 (Leonis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Broken Engagement Ring (Harrington STAR 19 Ursae Majoris; an asterism)

      *Vela X-1 (3U0900-40 Velorum; X-ray source)




      Juno



      *Difda (Beta Ceti)

      *Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

      *Vernalis (Omega Piscium)

      *Galactic South Pole (Sculptoris)




      Vesta



      *Tegmine (Zeta Cancri)

      *Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      *Ahadi (Pi Puppis)

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

      *CI Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Bode's Galaxy (M-81 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)




      Chiron




      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; nebula)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      *VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)





      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)

      Anwar al-Farkadain (Eta Ursae Minoris)





      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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