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Fixed star alignments (September 12, 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 Aurigae;
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 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)

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      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)




      Saturn



      Tureis (Iota Carinae)

      Lucida Comae Berenices (Beta Comae Berenices)

      Edasich (Iota Draconis; has planets)

      *Tseen Kee (Phi Velorum)

      Zaniah (Eta Virginis)

      M-60 (Virginis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      Lost Galaxy (NGC 4526 Virginis)

      *Quasar Alpha (3C273 Virginis; first quasar discovered)



      Uranus



      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable)

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

      Azelfafage (Xi Puppis)




      Neptune



      *Baxendell's Nebula (NGC 7088 Aquarii; believed to be optical illusion)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      Pluto



      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)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (nova)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      Manuqdewata (Beta Apodis)

      *Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      *Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      Stingray Nebula (Henize 3-1357 Arae)

      Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6339 Ophiuchi)

      *Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)




      Pallas



      *Marfikent (Eta Centauri)

      *Southern Crab Nebula (Henize 2-104 Centauri)

      *Hammer Nebula (VBRC 5 Centauri)

      *T Coronae Borealis  (cataclysmic variable)

      *Polyglottis (Iota-1 Librae; marks the obsolete constellation Polyglottis  the Mockingbird)

      *Brachium (Sigma Librae)

      *Diptera (Beta Muscae)

      *Myia  (Alpha Muscae)

      *Paparazzo (Theta Muscae)

      *Chow (Beta Serpentis)



      Juno



      *Evacuo (Eta Antliae)

      *Ras Elased Australis (Epsilon Leonis)

      *Nuy Ping (21 Leonis Minoris)

      *Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris)

      *Tania Borealis (Lambda Ursae Majoris)



      Vesta



      *Merga (38 Bootis)

      *Kraz (Beta Corvi)

      *Tso-Hea (6 Corvi)




      Chiron



      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      North Node



      AM Herculis

      AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variables)

      Umlindi Welinsuzunu (Gamma Mensae)

      *Facies (M-22 Sagittarii; nebula)

      Ioannina (Alpha Scuti)

      *FH Serpentis

      *FV Scuti (cataclysmic variables)



      South Node



      *Integral Sign (UGC 3697 Camelopardalis; galaxy)

      *Snickers (Canis Majoris; aka the Anticenter Shell; once believed to be a tiny companion galaxy of the Milky Way, hence the nickname)

      *Ghusn al Zaitain (Delta Columbae)

      Alhena (Gamma Geminorum)

      Mebsuta (Epsilon Geminorum)

      DM Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *Geminga (SN 437 Geminorum; deep-space X-ray source)

      *Cerastes (Beta Monocerotis)

      Plaskett's Star (V640 Monocerotis)

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




      Mark A. Holmes
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