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Fixed star alignments (June 27, 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 *Difda (aka Deneb Kaitos; Beta Ceti) *Deneb
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 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



      *Difda (aka Deneb Kaitos; Beta Ceti)

      *Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

      Sellio (6 Lacertae; Sellio the Newt is an old name for Lacerta)

      *Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation by that name, the Hand of Justice)

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

      *Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris; Sculptor's brightest star)




      Saturn



      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Lucida Comae Berenices (Beta Comae Berenices; Coma Berenices' brightest star)

      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      *NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxy w/suspected black hole)

      Al Sharatif (Beta Crateris)

      *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *Marut (N Velorum)

      *Zaniah (Eta Virginis)

      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)

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      NGC 7742 (Pegasi; galaxy w/black hole)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

      *Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrinus; near the Southern Fish's heart)



      Pluto



      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      *Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii; pseudo-star cluster)

      Eagle Nebula (M-16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Huma (Delta Apodis)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      *Imad (Theta Ophiuchi)

      *Wajrik (Xi Ophiuchi)

      Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      *Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      *Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii; the Butterfly Cluster)

      *Atria (Alpha Trianguli Australe)



      Pallas



      Princeps (Delta Bootis)

      Alkalurops (Mu-1 Bootis)

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

      Al Hakim (Iota Centauri)

      Ma Ti (Lambda Centauri)

      *Lucy (aka Diamond Star; V886 Centauri; so nicknamed because of its very high carbon content [diamonds are made out of carbon])

      Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944 Centauri)

      Jellyfish Nebula (KFR [Kerber-Furlan-Roth] 1 Crucis)

      Syrma (Iota Virginis)

      Kang (Kappa Virginis)

      NGC 5674 (Virginis; galaxy w/suspected black hole)



      Juno



      *Alhena (Gamma Geminorum)

      *Mebsuta (Epsilon Geminorum)

      *DM Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      *R Monocerotis

      *Plaskett's Star (V640 Monocerotis)

      *Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261 Monocerotis)

      *Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis)

      *NGC 6251 (Ursae Minoris; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)





      Vesta


      *Solinas (Theta Antliae)

      *M-106 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Zosma (Delta Leonis)

      *Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 6253 Leonis)

      *Alsuhail (Lambda Velorum)



      Chiron



      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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