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Fixed star alignments (April 11, 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 Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium) Saturn Asellus
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 15 7:39 PM
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'


      Fum al Samakah (Beta Piscium)


      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)

      *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      *Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

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


      Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

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


      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)


      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)


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)


      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      *DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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


      Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      *Southern Crab Nebula (Henize 2-104 Centauri)

      T Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Zubenalschemali (Beta Librae)

      Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      *Gliese 581 (Librae; has planets)

      Myia (Alpha Muscae)

      *Diptera (Beta Muscae)

      *Paparazzo (Theta Muscae)

      *Chow (Beta Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)


      *Lucida Caeli (Alpha Caeli)

      *Neckham's Star (SN 1181 Cassiopeiae; an 1181 supernova mentioned by Chinese and Japanese astronomers and the English scientist Alexander Neckham)

      *Algol (Beta Librae)

      *Gorgonea Quarta (Omega Persei)


      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)


      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)

      North Node

      Bered (12 Aquilae)

      Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604 Aquilae)

      Phantom Streak (NGC 6741 Aquilae; nebula)

      *Vega (Alpha Lyrae)

      Rukbat (Alpha Sagittarii)

      Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)

      Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

      Albaldah (Pi Sagittarii)

      Alya (Theta Serpentis)

      South Node

      Z Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      More later.

      Mark A. Holmes
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