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Fixed star alignments (October 11, 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 14, 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)

      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)

      *Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

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

      *Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

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

      Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)

      *Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; a group of three spiral galaxies with connecting filaments)




      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



      *Izar (Epsilon Bootis)

      *Varthorz Posterior (Theta Carinae)

      *Blue Planetary (NGC 3918 Centauri; nebula)




      Pallas


      *Asellus Primus (Theta Bootis)

      *Black Eye Galaxy (M-64 Comae Berenices)

      *Nodus Primus (Zeta Draconis)

      *Marut (N Velorum)

      *NGC 4342 (Virginis)

      *NGC 4472 (Virginis; galaxies with suspected black hole)

      *Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 Virginis; galaxy pair)



      Juno


      *Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      *BL Lacertae

      *Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      *51 Pegasi (has planets)

      *Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619 Pegasi)





      Vesta



      *NGC 2775 (Cancri; galaxy)

      *Echidna (Omega Hydrae)

      *Alterf (Lambda Leonis)

      *Hanny's Voorwerp (SDSS J094103.80+344334.2 Leonis Minoris; believed to be a burned-out quasar remnant)




      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      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)

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)





      North Node



      *Al Thalimain Primus (Iota Aquilae)

      *NGC 6814 (Aquilae; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii)

      *Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      *Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 Sagittarii)

      *KK Telescopii (cataclysmic variable)

      The Coathanger (Collinder 399 Vulpeculae; star cluster)





      South Node




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

      *Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris)

      U Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *Ctesias (Alpha Monocerotis)

      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)

      SW Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)







      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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