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Fixed star alignments (May 23, 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 *Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni) Sama al Azrak (Pi-2
    Message 1 of 1 , May 26, 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



      *Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Deer Lick Group (galaxy group: NGC 7331/7335/7336/7337/7340 Pegasi)

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



      Saturn



      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

      The Mice (NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; two colliding galaxies)

      Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      Benetnash (Eta Ursae Majoris)

      Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      *Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)

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




      Uranus



      The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

      Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Manus Justitia
      the Hand of Justice)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      *Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      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)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon 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)




      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; nebula)




      Pallas



      *Simiram (Omega Carinae)

      *OY Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Wishing Well Cluster (NGC 3532 Carinae)

      *Centaurus A (NGC 5128 Centauri; galaxy and very powerful radio source)

      *RR Coronae Borealis (variable star)

      *Juxta (Epsilon Crucis)

      *Marsik Sinistral (Chi Herculis)

      *Sataghni (Pi Hydrae)

      *NY Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)



      Juno


      *Hoedus Secundus (Eta Aurigae)

      *Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)

      *Rigil Zirafah (aka Rigil Camelopardalis; 7 Camelopardalis)

      *Thuja (Epsilon Columbae)

      *Nihal (Beta Leporis)

      *Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      *Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)



      Vesta


      *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      Al Jabhah (Eta Leonis)

      *Leo I Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      *Praecipua Priscus (37 Leonis Minoris)

      *Spider Galaxy (UGC 5829 Leonis Minoris)

      *Larnax (Kappa Pyxidis)

      *Ta Tsun (Psi Ursae Majoris)

      *47 Ursae Majoris (has planets)

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

      *Mayall's Object (MCG7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)



      Chiron



      HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)





      North Node



      Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)

      Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      Branchett's Object (NSV 24587 Scuti; variable star)

      Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti)





      South Node



      BT Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      DN Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      NGC 2304 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      COROT-7 (Monocerotis; has planets)

      The Arrow Head (Harrington STAR 5 Monocerotis; asterism)



      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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