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Fixed star alignments (September 19, 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 Scheat (Beta Pegasi) IP Pegasi (cataclysmic
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 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



      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

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

      Azelfafage (Xi Puppis)



      Saturn



      *NGC 5273 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with black hole)

      Tureis (Iota Carinae)

      *Coal Sack Nebula (Crucis)

      *Spindle Galaxy of Draco (NGC 5866 Draconis)

      Tseen Kee (Phi Velorum)

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

      Quasar Alpha (3C273 Virginis; first quasar discovered)




      Uranus



      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable)

      Testudo (30 Piscium)

      Azelfafage (Xi Puppis)




      Neptune



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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      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


      *Choo (Alpha Arae)

      Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      *Melquarth (Mu Hercules)

      *Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)

      *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      *Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      *Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

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



      Pallas


      *Agena (Beta Centauri)

      *SX Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *23 Librae (has planets)

      *AP Librae (BL Lacertae object)

      *Men (Alpha Lupi)

      *Gaki (Eta Muscae)

      *Beelzebub (HD 115211 Muscae)

      *Unukalhai (Alpha Serpentis)



      Juno


      *MM Hydrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Subra (Omicron Leonis)

      *Frosty Leo Nebula (IRAS 09371-1212 Leonis)

      *Lucida Pictoris (Alpha Pictoris)

      *Owl Nebula (M-97 Ursae Majoris)



      Vesta



      *Mufrid (Eta Bootis)

      *Clarke's Salute (GRB 080319B Bootis; superdistant gamma-ray burst  occurring on the day in 2007 Arthur Clarke died)

      *Przybylski's Star (HD 101065 Centauri)

      *Exokoitos (Alpha Volantis)



      Chiron



      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      North Node



      AM Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Umlindi Welinsuzunu (Gamma Mensae)

      *Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      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)

      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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