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Fixed star alignments (May 9, 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 BL Lacertae (blazar, archetypal BL Lacertae
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 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



      BL Lacertae (blazar, archetypal BL Lacertae object)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      *Matar (Eta Pegasi)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

      *Rhumbus (Kappa Reticuli)

      NGC 300 (Sculptoris; galaxy w/black hole)



      Saturn


      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      *Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

      Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; three galaxies connected by filaments)




      Uranus



      *The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      *NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

      *Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      *Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)

      *Tsien Ta Tseang (10 Trianguli)

      *Shalish (12 Trianguli)

      *Nili Donum (14 Trianguli)




      Neptune



      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      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)

      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



      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)

      We (aka Lucida Telescopii; Alpha Telescopii)






      Pallas



      *Menkent (Theta Centauri)

      *Kabkent Prima (Mu Centauri)

      *Kabkent Secunda (Nu Centauri)

      *Alphecca (Alpha Coronae Borealis)

      *Acrux (Alpha Crucis)

      *Mimosa (Beta Crucis)

      *Jikiketsu (Lambda Muscae)

      *Jikininki (Mu Muscae)

      *Death Star Galaxy (3C321 Serpentis; in Serpens Caput)



      Juno



      *Oyster Nebula (NGC 1501 Camelopardalis)

      *Sasin (Epsilon Leporis)

      *Hind's Crimson Star (R Leporis)

      *Tabit (Pi-3 Orionis)

      *Aethra (Tau Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Parilicium (Sigma-2 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *LkCa 15 (Tauri; protoplanetary nebula)



      Vesta



      *Cat's Eye Nabula (NGC 6543 Draconis)

      *Acresha (Tau-1 Hydrae)

      *Ukdah (Tau-2 Hydrae)

      Peanut Nebula of Leo (CW Leonis)

      *Al Thiba (30 Leonis Minoris)

      *Malus (Gamma Pyxidis; Pyxis the Compass was originally called Malus the Mast of the Ship Argo)




      Chiron



      *Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      *Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)



      North Node



      Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)

      Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii)

      *Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti)





      South Node



      Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris)

      HL Canis Majoris

      PU Canis Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Dziban (Psi-1 Draconis)

      NGC 2304 (Geminorum; open cluster)



      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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