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Fixed star alignments (November 1, 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 , Nov 6, 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)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)





      Saturn



      *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; spiral 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 galaxy pair)

      *The Nonet (NGC 4438 Virginis)




      Uranus



      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)




      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)

      *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      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



      *Nusakan (Beta Coronae Borealis)

      *RR Coronae Borealis (variable)

      *Juxta (Epsilon Crucis)

      *Marsik Sinistral (Chi Herculis)

      *NY Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)



      Pallas



      *Alchita (Alpha Corvi)

      *Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      *Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      *Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      *The Stargate  (Harrington STAR 21 Corvi; a small asterism)

      *Quercus (Y Velorum; in the obsolete constellation Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak, it marks the oak tree's branches)

      *Sombrero Galaxy (M-104 Virginis; Phil Sedgwick calls this Nemesis)

      *NGC 4697 (Virginis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis; a small asterism)



      Juno



      *SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      q1 Eridani (has planets)

      Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

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



      Vesta



      *Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543 Draconis)

      *Subra (Omicron Leonis)

      *Peanut Nebula of Leo (CW Leonis)

      *Lucida Pictoris (Alpha Pictoris)



      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




      *Deneb Okab (Delta Aquilae)

      Sung (35 Aquilae)

      *Pereira's Star (V1494 Aquilae; moderately bright nova discovered by Portuguese amateur astronomer Alfredo Pereira in 1999)

      Tabernaculum (Eta Mensae)

      Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)

      Phi-1 Pavonis (has planets)

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




      South Node




      *Wezen (Delta Canis Majoris)

      *Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359 Canis Majoris; nebula)

      *Al Kirkab (Kappa Geminorum)

      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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