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Fixed star alignments (September 13, 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 Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini) *Al Salib (Delta
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 21, 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




      Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      *Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      *Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)




      Saturn



      *Cor Caroli (Alpha Canum Venaticorum)

      Dhat al-Khullab (24 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Copula (M-51 Canum Venaticorum; aka the Whirlpool Galaxy)

      *Remora Galaxy (NGC 4627 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631 Canum Venaticorum)

      Alkes (Alpha Crateris)

      Eight-Burst Planetary (NGC 3132 Velorum)




      Uranus



      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (blazar, prototype of its class)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

      Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619 Pegasi)

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)

      Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)




      Neptune



      *Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      *Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)





      Pluto



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

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

      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



      *Seginus (Gamma Bootis)

      *Kraz (Beta Corvi)






      Pallas



      *Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

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

      *The Box (NGC 4169 Comae Berenices)

      *Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

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



      Juno



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

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      *Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      *NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

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

      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

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

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

      *Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      *Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      *Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)





      Vesta


      *Kwei (Eta Cancri)

      *Decapoda (Iota-1 Cancri)

      *Azmidiske (Xi Puppis)

      *W Ursae Majoris (variable star)




      Chiron




      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      *16 Cygni B (has planets)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; nebula)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)





      North Node



      Pe Sze (Alpha Indi; aka The Persian)

      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)

      EZ Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)

      Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)

      Holmberg IX (UGC 5336 Ursae Majoris)






      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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