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Fixed star alignments (December 6, 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) 16
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 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



      LZ Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      16 Cygni B (has planets)

      *Blinking Planetary (NGC 6826 Cygni; nebula)

      *S Doradus

      *Gruid (Beta Gruis)

      *Geranos (Delta-1 Gruis)

      *Phoenicopterus (Epsilon Gruis)

      *Aztlan (Kappa Gruis)

      *VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae; marks the obsolete constellation Polophylax the Pole Guard)

      *TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)




      Saturn



      Asellus Primus (Theta Bootis)

      *Black Eye Galaxy (M-64 Comae Berenices)

      Nodus Primus (Zeta Draconis)

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

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

      *Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 Virginis; galaxies)



      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)

      Manat (Nu Gruis)

      Tau-1 Gruis (has planets)

      Zenbazuru (Tau-3 Gruis)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      Pluto




      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)

      *Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

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

      FX Cephei

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      *Revati (Zeta Piscium)



      Ceres



      *Agena (Beta Centauri)

      *SX Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *23 Librae (has planets)

      *AP Librae (blazar)

      *Men (Alpha Lupi)

      *Myiagros (Gamma Muscae)

      *Gaki (Eta Muscae)

      *HD 75289 (Velorum; has planets)



      Pallas


      *Izar (Epsilon Bootis)

      *Ma Wei (Delta Centauri)

      *Dhanab al Shuja (Gamma Hydrae)

      *Maenalus (Tau Virginis; marks the obsolete constellation Mons Maenalus, Mount Maenalus, upon which Bootes the Herdsman is standing)



      Juno


      *Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      *Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      *Stephan's Quintet (galaxy grouping: NGC 7317/7318A/7318B/7319/7320 Pegasi)

      *Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)



      Vesta



      Cat's Paw (G Hydrae)
      \
      *Seaou Wei (41 Leonis Minoris)

      *El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      *BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *Vela Pulsar (PSR B0833-45 Velorum)



      Chiron



      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)

      Aztlan (Kappa Gruis)

      VW Hydri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae)

      TY Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)



      North Node



      Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      Snowglobe Nebula (NGC 6781 Aquilae)

      Sulaphat (Gamma Lyrae)

      Cor Pavonis (Sigma Pavonis)

      Merrill's Star (Merrill 1-67 Sagittae)





      South Node



      Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      *Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris)

      Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris)

      *Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)







      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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