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Fixed star alignments (May 30, 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) *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2010
      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)

      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      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)

      *Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      Benetnash (aka Alkaid; 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)

      *Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      *RR Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable)

      *AF Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      *NGC 7742 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      *WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

      *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)

      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



      Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy)

      *Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii, Poniatowski's Bull)

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      *Spiculum (M-8/20/21 Sagittarii)

      *Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      *Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      *M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

      *Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii; nebula)



      Pallas



      Simiram (Omega Carinae)

      OY Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *Boomerang Nebula (ESO 172-7 Centauri)

      *Gacrux (Gamma Crucis)

      *Decrux (Delta Crucis)

      *Khambalia (Lambda Virginis)

      *OU Virginis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Triple Quasar Alpha (LBQS 1429-008 Virginis; the first triple quasar discovered)

      *SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)



      Juno


      *QZ Aurigae (cataclysmic variable)

      *T Aurigae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Refugium (Mu Columbae)

      *Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis; in Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      *Alnitak (Zeta Orionis; in Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      *Meissa (Lambda Orionis)

      *Puga (Sigma Orionis)

      *Khad Prior (Phi-1 Orionis)

      *Tsee (Phi-2 Orionis)

      *Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 Orionis)

      *Horsehead Nebula (IC 434 Orionis)

      *HD 40307 (Pictoris; has planets)

      *Al Hecka (Zeta Tauri)

      *Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)



      Vesta



      *Drys (Chi Carinae)

      *Yu Neu (Pi Leonis)

      *Praecipua (46 Leonis Minoris)

      *Baby Boom Galaxy (J100054_023436 Sextantis; an extraordinarily prolific star factory)

      *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      *Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris)

      *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; radio galaxy)



      Chiron



      HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)





      North Node


      HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)

      Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      *Ross 154 (V1216 Sagittarii; nearby star)

      Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

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



      South Node



      *Al Agribah (Lambda Canis Majoris)

      *Najibah (Theta Geminorum)

      *Alzirr (Xi Geminorum)

      DN Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      BT Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      COROT-7 (Monocerotis; has planets)

      The Arrow Head (Harrington STAR 5 Monocerotis; asterism)



      More later.




      Mark A. Holmes
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