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Fixed star alignments (October 4, 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 *Albulaan Australis (Nu Aquarii) Marakk (Zeta
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 9, 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




      *Albulaan Australis (Nu Aquarii)

      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      *Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      *Dhanishtra (Theta Delphini)

      Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)




      Saturn



      *Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Sunflower Galaxy (M-63 Canum Venaticorum)

      The Mice (NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; two interacting galaxies)

      Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      Benetnash (aka Alkaid; Eta Ursae Majoris, in the Big Dipper)

      *Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)




      Uranus


      *Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (blazar, prototype of its class)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      *Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

      Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619 Pegasi)

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)




      Neptune



      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)

      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



      *Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188 Draconis)





      Pallas



      *Asellus Secundus (Iota Bootis)

      *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable)

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

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

      *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)

      *Asina (Chi-1 Hydrae)

      *M-84 (Virginis; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)

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

      *The Nonet (NGC 4438 Virginis; galaxy)




      Juno



      *Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      *Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      *Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      Stephan's Quintet (galaxy grouping: NGC 7317/7318A/7318B/7319/7320 Pegasi;
      discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan in 1877)

      *Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)




      Vesta



      *Acubens (Alpha Cancri)

      *GY Cancri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Hydrobius (Zeta Hydrae)

      *CT Hydrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Minliar al Asad (Kappa Leonis)

      *Cor (10 Leonis Minoris)

      *Al Haud (11 Leonis Minoris)

      *Manzana Nebula (Neckel-Vehrenberg 3 Puppis)

      *Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris)

      *IY Ursae Majoris

      *KS Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)





      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; nebula)

      S Doradus (extremely bright star in the Large Magellanic Cloud)

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; an old name for Grus was Phoenicopterus, the
      Flamingo)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

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

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)




      North Node



      The Coathanger (Collinder 399 Vulpeculae; star cluster)





      South Node




      Gliese 445 (Camelopardalis; aka  AC+79 3888; nearby star)

      *U Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      Alsciaukat (31 Lyncis)

      Read-Saxton Star (V598 Puppis; a nova clearly visible to the naked eye in 2007
      that nobody noticed; it was British astronomers Andy Read and Richard Saxton
      that picked up on it after the fact)

      Helix Galaxy (NGC 2685 Ursae Majoris)

      SW Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Alifa al-Farkadain (Zeta Ursae Minoris)







      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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