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Fixed star alignments (June 6, 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 *The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 12, 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



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

      *Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      *RR Coronae Borealis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *AF Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *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)

      *ER Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)



      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 (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)

      *Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      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)

      *Kerb (Tau 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)

      *ER Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)





      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)

      *Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      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


      *Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      *Ramo (95 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation Ramo the Branch)

      *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      *Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      *Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; well-known nearby star with planets)

      *OGLE-TR-0560 (Sagittarii; has planets)

      Spiculum (M-8/20/21 Sagittarii)

      Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii)

      Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii)

      M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

      *DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)



      Pallas


      *Quadrans (Phi Bootis; marks the obsolete constellation Quadrans the Mural Quadrant [an obsolete astronomical instrument])

      *Hallinan's Star (TVLM 513-46546 Bootis; brown dwarf pulsar)

      *Ma Ti (Lambda Centauri)

      *Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944 Centauri)

      Decrux (Delta Crucis)

      *Kang (Kappa Virginis)

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

      SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)




      Juno


      *Galactic Anticenter (Aurigae)

      *BY Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Tsze (Lambda Columbae)

      *Caliginosa (Xi Columbae)

      *Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)

      *CN Orionis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polaris (Alpha Ursae Majoris)

      *El Kophrah (Chi Ursae Majoris)

      *The Diamond Ring (Harrington STAR 1 Ursae Minoris; asterism)


      Vesta


      *Cat's Paw (G Hydrae; in the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Seaou Wei (41 Leonis Minoris)

      *T Pyxidis (cataclysmic variable)

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *Miniature Spiral (NGC 3928 Ursae Majoris; galaxy)

      *HD 75289 (Velorum; has planets)



      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)

      Alzirr (Xi Geminorum)

      DN Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *NGC 2304 (Geminorum; star cluster)

      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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