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Fixed star alignments (September 26, 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 *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni) *Deer Lick Group
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2010
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).



      Jupiter



      *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      *Deer Lick Group (galaxy grouping: NGC 7331, 7335, 7336, 7337, and 7340 Pegasi)

      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)

      *GP Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Shrimp Galaxy (NGC 4027 Corvi)

      Coal Sack Nebula (Crucis)

      Spindle Galaxy of Draco (NGC 5866 Draconis)

      Tseen Kee (Phi Velorum)



      Uranus




      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



      *Mu Arae (has planets)

      *TrES 3 (Herculis; has planets)

      *Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      *RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      *Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      *Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the "millisecond pulsar" Terzan 5ad)

      *Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      *Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae; nebula)

      *Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      *Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      *Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      *Galactic Center (Sagittarii)

      Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      *Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      *Hyman's Burper (GCRT J1745-3009 Scorpii)

      Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii; the Butterfly Cluster)




      Pallas



      *Ke Kwan (Kappa Centauri)

      *Xiphias (Pi-2 Doradus)

      *Arrakis (Mu Draconis)

      *Marsik (Kappa Herculis)

      *Zubenhakrabi (Gamma Librae)

      *Zubenalhakrabi Australis (Nu Librae)

      *Ke Kouan Lang (Beta Lupi)

      *Bin Ridwan's Star (SN 1006 Lupi; a 1006 supernova described by an Egyptian astronomer named bin Ridwan)

      *Meih Fung (Delta Muscae)

      *Etched Hourglass Nebula (Mayall-Cannon 18 Muscae)

      *Leiolepidotus (Mu Serpentis)



      Juno



      *Alphard (Alpha Hydrae)

      *Acresha (Tau-1 Hydrae)

      *Ukdah (Tau-2 Hydrae)

      *Adhafera (Zeta Leonis)

      *Al Sumut (Alpha Pyxidis)

      *Funis (Beta Pyxidis)

      *Regor (Gamma Velorum)



      Vesta



      *Arcturus (Alpha Bootis)

      *Nekkar (Beta Bootis)

      *Hemalein Prima (Rho Bootis; has planets)

      *Hemalein Secunda (Sigma Bootis)

      *Robur (PP Carinae; in Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak)

      *Varthorz Prior (Upsilon Carinae)

      *EX Hydrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Spica (Alpha Virginis)




      Chiron



      *Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      North Node



      *Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

      *Cerberus (106 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation by that name)

      Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      Umlindi Welinsuzunu (Gamma Mensae)

      Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      *Facies (M-22 Sagittarii; nebula)



      South Node



      Integral Sign (UGC 3697 Camelopardalis; galaxy)

      *Mirzam (Beta Canis Majoris)

      *Furud (Zeta Canis Majoris)

      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)

      *Al Kurud Borealis (Kappa Columbae)

      Cerastes (Beta Monocerotis)

      *Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237 Monocerotis)




      Mark A. Holmes
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