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Fixed star alignments (November 29, 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 *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2009
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      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'


      *LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Castra (Epsilon Capricorni)

      *16 Cygni B (has planets)

      The Red-Necked Emu (Harrington STAR 26 Cygni; a small asterism)

      Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888 Cygni)

      Reygher (Mu-1 Gruis; an old name for Grus was Reygher the Heron [Dutch word])

      Aracari (Gamma Tucanae)

      IL Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)


      Asellus Primus (Theta Bootis)

      *Nodus Primus (Zeta Draconis)

      Virgo A/Supergalactic Center (M-87 Virginis; the galaxy M-87, also known as
      Virgo A, lies very close to the Supergalactic Center, the center of the Local
      Supercluster of galaxies of which the Milky Way Galaxy is a member)

      NGC 4261 (Virginis; giant elliptical galaxy w/suspected black hole)

      NGC 4342 (Virginis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)

      *NGC 4472 (Virginis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)


      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)


      Sadalsuud (Beta Aquarii)

      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni)

      Kitalpha (Alpha Equulei)

      Al Faras al Awwal (Gamma Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Manat (Nu Gruis)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Zenbazuru (Tau-3 Gruis)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)


      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      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)

      M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

      Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

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


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae; marks the olive branch in Termes Frederici,
      the Honors of Frederick)

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)


      *Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      *Southern Crab Nebula (Henize 2-104 Centauri)

      *Hammer Nebula (VBRC 5 Centauri)

      *T Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polyglottis (Iota-1 Librae; marks the head of the obsolete constellation Polyglottis the Mockingbird)

      *Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      *Myia (Alpha Muscae)

      *Diptera (Beta Muscae)

      *Paparazzo (Theta Muscae)

      *Chow (Beta Serpentis)


      *Arcturus (Alpha Bootis)

      *Nekkar (Beta Bootis)

      *Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188 Draconis)

      *Securis (Psi Hydrae)


      *Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      *BL Lacertae (blazar)

      *Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      *Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      *51 Pegasi (has planets)

      *Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619 Pegasi)

      *Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)


      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae)

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

      Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis)

      *Lalande 21185 (Ursae Majoris; nearby star, has planets)


      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nashira (Gamma Capricorni)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; nebula)

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

      Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      Geranos (Delta-1 Gruis)

      *Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis; an old name for Grus was Phoenicopterus the Flamingo)

      Aztlan (Kappa Gruis)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      North Node

      Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      Snowglobe Nebula (NGC 6781 Aquilae)

      Sulaphat (Gamma Lyrae)

      Reza (Beta Pavonis)

      Cor Pavonis (Sigma Pavonis)

      Merrill's Star (Merrill 1-67 Sagittae)

      South Node

      *Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris)

      Luyten's Star (GJ 273 Canis Minoris)

      NGC 2420 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)

      Muscida (Omicron Ursae Majoris)

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes
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