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Fixed star alignments (September 20, 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 *Marakk (Zeta Capricorni) *Sualocin (Alpha
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 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




      *Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      *Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      *Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      *Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      *EF Tucanae

      QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables aka novae)




      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)

      *Hockey Stick Galaxies (NGC 4656/4657 Canum Venaticorum; two interacting galaxies)

      *T Leonis (cataclysmic variable)





      Uranus



      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (blazar, prototype of its class)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      *Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      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)

      *Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      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)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; a 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



      *Mufrid (Eta Bootis)

      *GRB 080319B (Bootis; detected by NASA's Swift orbiting observatory on March 19, 2007, the day Sir Arthur Clarke died; it was one of five gamma-ray bursts detected that day, and is one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye, being 7.5 billion light-years away)





      Pallas


      *Dhat al-Khullab (24 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Avior (Epsilon Carinae)

      *Alkes (Alpha Crateris)

      *T Leonis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Eight-Burst Planetary (NGC 3132 Velorum)




      Juno



      *Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Testudo (30 Piscium; marks the obsolete constellation Testudo the Turtle)




      Vesta


      *Asellus Australis (Delta Cancri)

      *OJ 287 (Cancri; blazar)

      *YY Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Lieu (1 Hydrae)

      *NGC 2778 (Lyncis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Uppsala 4904 (Lyncis; galaxy in which a supernova was detected in 2004)

      *Hadir (Sigma Puppis)

      *Tsu Shi (Delta Pyxidis)



      Chiron



      *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

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

      NQ Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      Seahorse Nebula (King 3-35 Vulpeculae)



      South Node



      Aludra (Eta Canis Majoris)

      *Alsciaukat (31 Lyncis)

      Al Taleban (Tau Puppis)

      Bode's Galaxy (M-81 Ursae Majoris)

      Starburst Galaxy (M-82 Ursae Majoris)

      *Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685 Ursae Majoris)

      *Alifa al-Farkadain (Zeta Ursae Minoris)







      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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