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Fixed star alignments (February 7, 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) *Luyten 789-6
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 11, 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)

      *Luyten 789-6 (Aquarii; nearby star)

      *Deneb (Alpha Cygni)

      *Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)

      *Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus)

      *KL Draconis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)




      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)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

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

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)

      *Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)




      Neptune




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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      *Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)




      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)

      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


      *Fumarius (Theta Mensae)

      *Sabik (Eta Ophiuchi)

      *Exclamation Mark Nebula (NGC 6309 Ophiuchi)

      *Prawn Nebula (IC 4628 Scorpii)




      Pallas


      *Radix Roburum (I Carinae; marks the roots of the obsolete constellation Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak)

      *WX Centauri (cataclysmic variable)

      *Solitarius (58 Hydrae; marks the obsolete constellation Solitarius the Solitaire Bird)

      *Zubenalschemali (Beta Librae)

      *Zubenalhakrabi (Gamma Librae)

      *Zubenalhakrabi Australis (Nu Librae)

      *Gliese 570 (Librae; has planets)

      *Gliese 581 (Librae)

      *Chain-Link Nebula (ICC 4406 Lupi)

      *Qin (Delta Serpentis)




      Juno


      *Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      *VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      *Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Vesta



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

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis)

      *Lalande 21185 (Gliese 411 Ursae Majoris; nearby star, has planets)




      Chiron



      *Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      *Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Pherasauval (Delta Equulei)

      Haruspex (Beta Horologii)




      North Node



      *Deneb Okab (Zeta Aquilae)

      Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      SS 433 (V1343 Aquilae)

      *Supergalactic North Pole (Aquilae; the north pole of the great supercluster of galaxies of which our galaxy is a part)

      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)

      *Supergalactic South Pole (Canis Majoris)

      Castor (Alpha Geminorum)

      Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 Geminorum)

      *Medusa Nebula (Abell 21 Geminorum)

      *Intergalactic Wanderer (NGC 2419 Lyncis; globular cluster)

      Headphones Nebula (Jones-Emberson 1 Lyncis)

      RW Ursae Minoris (cataclysmic variable)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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