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Re: Saturn, Beta Crateris

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    ... I guess that should have been Al Sharasif; that looks like it s canonical for Beta Crateris now. Maybe we can call Kappa Hydrae Al Sharasif al Hayyah to
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2010
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      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Mark and all
      >
      > Mark sent
      >
      > > under Saturn
      >
      > > Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)
      >
      > xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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      > I assigned "Al Sharasif" to Kappa Hydrae, because "al sharasif" means "the
      > ribs" and refers to the Water Snake (see pp 184 & 249 (bottom) in Allen; Al
      > Sufi gave that name to Kappa Hydrae (2Vir), but Al Tizini gave it to Beta
      > Crateris.


      I guess that should have been Al Sharasif; that looks like it's canonical for Beta Crateris now. Maybe we can call Kappa Hydrae Al Sharasif al Hayyah to tell the two apart? Wasn't the Arabs' name for Hydra Al Hayyah ("the snake")?


      >
      > Why fuss about all this? Because they both fit what's happening in the Gulf:
      > I had discovered that the half-circle of stars called Crater, the Cup
      > actually referred to volcanos (volcanic craters!) - and the oil gushing from
      > the uncapped well is a kind of underwater volcano; but Water-Serpent Hydra's
      > reputation for poisoning, I've found, extends to environmental
      > contamination, and that's hugely pertinent too.
      >
      > Saturn is at the end of Virgo - there is another Hydra star there - Chi1
      > Hydrae, 29Vir20 in 2000, 29Vir29 now. So the 2 messages are combining.
      >
      > Incidentally, about Saturn at 28Virgo+ -- that's square the east geodetic
      > MC/IC of the oil eruption - 28 Sag/Gem 23; Hades is on its geodetic IC.
      >
      > (The GPS coordinates of Deepwater Horizon are 28N44 12, 88W23 13)
      >



      Interesting.


      Thanks.


      Mark A. Holmes
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