More stars marking hearts
- It looks like the star closest to the heart of Canis
Major the Big Dog is Pi Canis Majoris, a
fifth-magnitude yellow-white (type F) star at 17
Cancer 57. (All star positions in this post are epoch
Monoceros the Unicorn (a magical creature which
according to legend is attracted to virgins). I think
the star marking Monoceros' heart is 19 Monocerotis, a
fifth-magnitude blue (type B) star at 16 Cancer 37.
(I have both these stars aligned with my North Node at
17 Cancer 14.)
The heart of Lupus the Wolf is apparently marked by
Epsilon Lupi, a fourth-magnitude blue star at 0
It looks as though Arneb (Alpha Leporis) at 21 Gemini
23 is the closest star to the heart of Lepus the Hare
(or the Rabbit, if you prefer).
I think you could say Wazn (Beta Columbae) at 26
Gemini 25 marks the heart of Columba the Dove. Anne
Wright's site says it's on the Dove's back.
Tarazed (Gamma Aquilae), which I mentioned earlier and
which is on the back of Aquila the Eagle at 0 Aquarius
56, might be said to mark the Eagle's heart.
Sigma Pavonis, a fifth-magnitude orange (type K) star
at 21 Capricorn 40, appears to be the star marking the
heart of Pavo the Peacock.
Delta Chamaeleontis, a pair of stars at 5 Sagittarius
44, seems to mark the heart of Chamaeleon the
Chameleon. (That position is derived from the midpoint
in right ascension and declination between Delta-1,
an orange fifth-magnitude star at 10h45m16s/-80 28'
11", and Delta-2, a blue fourth-magnitude star very
close by in the sky at 10h45m47s/-80 32' 25".)
Mark A. Holmes
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I get splitting headaches,... never thought to check about needles-
that's sort of a specific "strike" as well,.... yuck,...