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Fixed star alignments (January 31, 2010)

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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 *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii) *Ancha (Theta
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2010
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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


      *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      *Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

      *FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni)

      *Al Lat (Phi Gruis)

      Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)

      *Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)

      *Lacaille 9352 (Piscis Austrini; nearby star)

      *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; galaxy with suspected black hole)



      Saturn



      Lucida Comae Berenices (Beta Comae Berenices)

      Black Eye Galaxy (M-64 Comae Berenices)

      Nodus Primus (Zeta Draconis)

      Edasich (Iota Draconis; has planets)

      Marut (N Velorum)

      Zaniah (Eta Virginis)

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

      Lost Galaxy (NGC 4526 Virginis)

      Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 Virginis; galaxies)



      Uranus



      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (blazar)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

      Pegasus 1 Cluster (galaxy cluster; the most prominent member is NGC 7619
      Pegasi)

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)





      Neptune




      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii; said to be an optical illusion)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)



      Pluto




      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      *Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      *Omega Nebula (M-17 Sagittarii)

      Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii; pseudo-star cluster)

      *Sagittarius X-4 (NGC 6624 Sagittarii; globular cluster and X-ray source with a suspected black hole)

      *HD 168443 (Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda; has planets)

      Eagle Nebula (M-16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)

      *Lucida Telescopii (Alpha Telescopii)



      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



      *Rasalgethi (Alpha Herculis)

      *Minkowski's Butterfly (Minkowski 2-9 Ophiuchi; nebula)

      *Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)

      *Denebakrab (Mu-1 Scorpii)

      *Nova Scorpii 2007 (V1280 Scorpii)




      Pallas



      *Rho Coronae Borealis (has planets)

      *Anopheles (Epsilon Muscae)

      *Culex (Zeta-1 Muscae)

      *LX Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)




      Juno



      *Pluma Frederici (Kappa Andromedae; marks the pen part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick)

      *Corona Frederici (Lambda Andromedae; marks the crown part of Frederici Honores)

      *Ross 248 (HH Andromedae; nearby star)

      *PX Andromedae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Radif (Delta Cephei; archetypal Cepheid variable)

      *Kruger 60 (DO Cephei; nearby star)

      *Altawk (Theta Ceti)

      *Al Durr Al Manthur (Tau Ceti; well-known nearby Sun-like star)

      *Nodus Secundus (Delta Draconis)

      *54 Piscium (has planets)

      *Galactic Dragon (QSO I Zw 1 Piscium; quasar)




      Vesta



      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae; in the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Seaou Wei (41 Leonis Minoris)

      *El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      *BC Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *HD 75289 (Velorum; has planets)

      *Vela Pulsar (PSR B8033-45 Velorum)



      Chiron




      Bunda (Xi Aquarii)

      *Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Manat (Nu Gruis)

      Zenbazuru (Tau-3 Gruis)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node



      Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      SS 433 (V1343 Aquilae)

      BY Draconis (variable, prototype of the BY Draconis class)

      Ring Nebula (M-57 Lyrae)

      Cor Pavonis (Sigma Pavonis)




      South Node



      Menkelb Posterior (Omicron-2 Canis Majoris)

      Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris)

      Castor (Alpha Geminorum)

      Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      *Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)

      Headphones Nebula (Jones-Emberson 1 Lyncis)

      RW Ursae Minoris (cataclysmic variable)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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