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Fixed star alignments (February 14, 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) *Sadalachbia
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 18, 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)

      *Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii)

      Luyten 789-6 (Aquarii; nearby star)

      Deneb (Alpha Cygni)

      *Ruchba (Omega-2 Cygni)

      *Piazzi's Flying Star (61 Cygni)

      *Biham (Theta Pegasi)



      Saturn



      Lucida Comae Berenices (Beta Comae Berenices)

      Black Eye Galaxy (M-64 Comae Berenices)

      Nodus Primus (Zeta Draconis)

      Marut (N Velorum)

      Zaniah (Eta Virginis)

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

      Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 Virginis; galaxies)




      Uranus



      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (blazar)

      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)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)




      Pluto




      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      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)






      Ceres



      *Huma (Delta Apodis)

      *Korban (Zeta Arae)

      *Rijl al Jathiyah (Iota Herculis)

      *Maasym (Lambda Herculis)

      *Imad (Theta Ophiuchi)

      *Wajrik (Xi Ophiuchi)

      *Bug Nebula (NGC 6302 Scorpii)

      *Cotton Candy Nebula (CRL 6815 Scorpii)

      *Spindle Nebula (IRAS 17106-3046 Scorpii)

      *Atria (Alpha Trianguli Australe)



      Pallas



      *Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      *Southern Crab Nebula (Henize 2-104 Centauri)

      *T Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      Zubenalschemali (Beta Librae)

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

      *Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      Gliese 581 (Librae)

      *Myia (Alpha Muscae)

      *Diptera (Beta Muscae)

      *Paparazzo (Theta Muscae)

      *Chow (Beta Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)




      Juno


      *Groombridge 34 (GQ/GX Andromedae, nearby star system)

      *Kurdah (Xi Cephei)

      *IX Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Machina Electrica (Omega Fornacis; marks the obsolete constellation Machina Electrica the Electrical Generator)

      *AY Piscium (cataclysmic variable)

      *NGC 326 (Piscium; galaxy with colliding black holes)



      Vesta



      *Drus (Chi Carinae)

      *Regulus (Alpha Leonis)

      *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      *Yu Neu (Pi Leonis)

      *Leo I Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      *Praecipua Prisca (37 Leonis Minoris)

      *Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)

      Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis)

      *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      *Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris)

      *NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with black hole)

      *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; radio galaxy)

      *Mayall's Object (MCG 7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; a peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)





      Chiron



      Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      *Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)




      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)

      *Lucida Octantis (Nu Octantis; the brightest star in Octans the Octant)

      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)

      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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