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Fixed star alignments (October 25, 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 31, 2009
      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



      *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda 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)

      *Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      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)

      *Gomez' Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii; nebula, discovered by Chilean astronomer Arturo Gomez)

      DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable aka nova, in Serpens Cauda)





      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Quadrans (aka Ceginus; Phi Bootis; marks the obsolete constellation Quadrans the Mural Quadrant [an obsolete instrument for measuring the altitude of stars])

      *Hallinan's Star (TVLM 513-46546 Bootis; a brown dwarf and radio variable, discovered by Irish astronomer Greg Hallinan)

      *Ma Ti (Lambda Centauri)

      *Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944 Centauri)

      *Decrux (Delta Crucis)

      *Kang (Kappa Virginis)

      *Triple Quasar Alpha (LBQS 1429-008 Virginis; the first triple quasar discovered)

      *SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)





      Pallas



      *Diadem (Alpha Comae Berenices)

      *Bgh (HR 5010 Comae Berenices)

      *Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Corvi)

      *Al Haram (Mu Velorum)

      *Caphir (aka Porrima; Gamma Virginis)

      *Vindemiatrix (Epsilon Virginis)



      Juno



      *q1 Eridani (has planets)

      *Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

      *Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks the obsolete constellation Solarium the Sundial)



      Vesta



      *Ras Elased Borealis (Mu Leonis)

      *Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris)

      *Owl Nebula (M-97 Ursae Majoris)

      *Pherkad (Gamma Ursae Minoris)

      *Pherkad Minor (11 Ursae Minoris)






      Chiron



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      *Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      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



      *Sung (35 Aquilae)

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

      Tabernaculum (Eta Mensae)

      *Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)

      *Phi-1 Pavonis (has planets)

      Little Gem Nebula (NGC 6818 Sagittarii)

      Barnard's Galaxy (NGC 6822 Sagittarii)

      *Tigris (1 Vulpeculae; marks the obsolete constellation Tigris, the River Tigris)




      South Node



      Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris)

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

      *Phantom Gamma-Ray Nova (GRB 070125 Geminorum; gamma-ray burst with no galaxy seen where it could have come from)

      Bear Paw Galaxy (NGC 2537 Lyncis)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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