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Fixed star alignments (April 4, 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 Honda s Star (V1500 Cygni; aka Nova Cygni
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 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



      Honda's Star (V1500 Cygni; aka Nova Cygni 1975; cataclysmic variable discovered
      by Japanese astronomer Minoru Honda)

      *Moth Nebula (Sharpless 1-89 Cygni)

      *Shih (Sigma Pegasi)

      *Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)




      Saturn



      Asellus Secundus (Iota Bootis)

      Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *NGC 4450 (Comae Berenices)

      *NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxies w/suspected black holes)

      *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)

      *Asina (Ch-1 Hydrae)

      M-84 (Virginis; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)

      The Eyes (NGC 4435/4438 Virginis; a pair of galaxies that look like eyes)

      The Nonet (NGC 4438 Virginis; galaxy)



      Uranus



      *Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Deer Lick Group (group of galaxies: NGC 7331, 7335, 7336, 7337, and 7340
      Pegasi)

      *Testudo (30 Piscium; marks the obsolete constellation Testudo the Turtle)




      Neptune



      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)



      Pluto



      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Tow (21 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)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      Tang (Eta Serpentis)

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

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

      We (aka Lucida Telescopii; Alpha Telescopii)

      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres



      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      *Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      *Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      *Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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




      Pallas



      *Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      *Hammer Nebula (VBRC 5 Centauri)

      *T Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      Unukalhai (Alpha Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)

      *Polyglottis (Iota-1 Libra)

      *Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      *Myia (Alpha Muscae)

      Seyfert's Sextet (NGC 6027 Serpentis; galaxy with close companion in Serpens
      Caput)




      Juno



      *Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40 Cephei)

      *UV Persei

      *V Persei (cataclysmic variables)

      *Atirsagne (Omicron Tauri)

      *Ushakaron (Xi Tauri)

      *Psalterium (10 Tauri; marks the obsolete constellation Psalterium Georgii, George's Harp)



      Vesta



      *Ras Elased Australis (Epsilon Leonis)

      Ras Elased Borealis (Mu Leonis)

      Nuy Ping (21 Leonis Minoris)

      Tania Australis (Mu Ursae Majoris)

      Pherkad (Gamma Ursae Minoris)

      Pherkad Minor (11 Ursae Minoris)





      Chiron



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)





      North Node




      Al Thaliman Secundus (Lambda Aquilae)

      *Bered (12 Aquilae)

      *Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604 Aquilae)

      Phantom Streak (NGC 6741 Aquilae; nebula)

      Nova Hassel (V446 Herculis; discovered by Olaf Hassel, a hearing-impaired
      Norwegian astronomer)

      Rukbat (Alpha Sagittarii)

      *Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)

      *Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

      *Albaldah (Pi Sagittarii)

      *Alya (Theta Serpentis)



      South Node



      HT Camelopardalis

      *Z Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variables)

      Cor Monocerotis (19 Monocerotis; marks the heart of Monoceros the Unicorn)




      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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