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Fixed star alignments (October 18, 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 24, 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



      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

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

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

      Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)

      *Asina (Chi-1 Hydrae)

      *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      *Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      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)

      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)

      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; open cluster)

      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



      *Princeps (Delta Bootis)

      *Alkalurops (Mu-1 Bootis)

      *Miaplacidus (Beta Carinae)

      *OQ Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Hakim (Iota Centauri)

      *Lucy (aka Diamond Star; V886 Centauri)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BPM_37093




      Pallas



      *NGC 5273 (Canum Venaticorum;

      *The Coalsack (Crucis; dark nebula)

      *Spindle Galaxy of Draco (NGC 5866 Draconis)

      *Tseen Kee (Phi Velorum)

      *Quasar Alpha (3C273 Virginis; first quasar discovered)





      Juno



      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      *Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)




      Vesta


      *Evacuo (Eta Antliae)

      *Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris)

      *Tania Borealis (Lambda Ursae Majoris)




      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      *Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

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

      *Al Faras al Thani (Lambda Equulei)

      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)

      *Tabernaculum (Eta Mensae)

      Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii)

      Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 Sagittarii)

      KK Telescopii (cataclysmic variable)




      South Node




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

      Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris)

      *Lucida Cancri Minoris (81 Geminorum; the brightest star in the obsolete constellation Cancer Minor the Little Crab)

      U Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *Bear Paw Galaxy (NGC 2537 Lyncis)

      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)









      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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