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Fixed star alignments (November 8, 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 Sualocin (Alpha Delphini) Al Salib (Delta
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 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




      Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      Hinnulus (Epsilon Equulei)

      Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      *Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      *QU Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)




      Saturn



      Asellus Secundus (Iota Bootis)

      Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *AL Comae Berenices

      *GO Comae Berenices

      IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variables)

      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)

      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


      *Menkent (Theta Centauri)

      *Kabkent Prima (Mu Centauri)

      *Kabkent Secunda (Nu Centauri)

      *Alphecca (Alpha Coronae Borealis)

      *Acrux (Alpha Crucis)

      *Mimosa (Beta Crucis)




      Pallas



      *Merga (38 Bootis)

      *Roberts 22 (CRL 4140 Carinae)

      *Tso Hea (6 Corvi)

      *70 Virginis (has planets)

      *Lucida Volantis (Beta Volantis)




      Juno




      q1 Eridani (has planets)

      Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

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




      Vesta


      *Alphard (Alpha Hydrae)

      *Acresha (Tau-1 Hydrae)

      *Ukdah (Tau-2 Hydrae)

      *Adhafera (Zeta Leonis)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis; marks the line part of the obsolete constellation Lochium et Funis, the Log and Line)

      *Regor (Gamma Velorum)



      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)

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

      Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)




      South Node




      Wezen (Delta Canis Majoris)

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

      *Luyten's Star (GJ 273 Canis Minoris)

      *BG Canis Minoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pollux (Beta Geminorum)

      Al Kirkab (Kappa Geminorum)

      *NGC 2420 (Geminorum; open cluster)

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

      *Muscida (Omicron Ursae Majoris)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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