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Fixed star alignments (October 3, 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) *Cocoon Nebula (IC
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 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



      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      *Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      *Stephan's Quintet (galaxy grouping: NGC 7317, 7318A, 7318B, 7319 and 7320 Pegasi)

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




      Saturn



      NGC 5273 (Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with black hole)

      GP Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Shrimp Galaxy (NGC 4027 Corvi)

      *Antennae Galaxy (NGC 4038 Corvi; colliding with another galaxy, The Comma)

      *The Comma (NGC 4039 Corvi; galaxy)

      Spindle Galaxy of Draco (NGC 5866 Draconis)

      *Southern Owl Nebula (King 1-22 Hydrae)

      *NGC 4346 (Virginis; galaxy with black hole)




      Uranus



      *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      *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)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)





      Pluto



      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      *DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      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


      Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae; nebula)

      *Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      *Baraka (Xi Herculis)

      *AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Argus (Eta Pavonis)

      *Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

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

      Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      *Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii; very recent supernova; its lead discoverer was Stephen Reynolds)

      *Integral X-ray Nova 2006 (IGR J17497-2821 Sagittarii)

      *OGLE-TR-0560 (Sagittarii; has planets)

      *Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Scorpii)

      *Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      *Basanismus (G Scorpii)

      *Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; Ptolemy's Cluster)




      Pallas



      *Mandrill Nebula (Henize 2-111 Centauri)

      *Zwicky's Triplet (Arp 103 Coronae Borealis; asterism)

      *Draco Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 10822 Draconis)

      *Sophian (Eta Herculis)

      *White-Eyed Pea (IC 4593 Herculis; nebula)

      *Hilasmus (Delta Lupi)

      *Derakrab Borealis (Upsilon Librae)

      *EI Piscium (cataclysmic variable)




      Juno



      *Drys (Chi Carinae)

      *Regulus (Alpha Leonis)

      *Algieba (Gamma Leonis)

      *Yu Neu (Pi Leonis)

      *Leo I Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 5470 Leonis)

      *Praecipua Priscus (37 Leonis Minoris)

      *Larnax (Kappa Pyxidis)

      *Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris)

      *Ta Tsun (Psi Ursae Majoris)

      *47 Ursae Majoris (has planets)

      *NGC 3982 (Ursae Majoris; galaxy with black hole)

      *Papillon (IC 708 Ursae Majoris; radio galaxy)

      *Mayall's Object (MCG7-23-19 Ursae Majoris; a peculiar ring-shaped galaxy)




      Vesta



      *Izar (Epsilon Bootis)

      *Ma Wei (Delta Centauri)

      *Dhanab al Shuja (Gamma Hydrae)

      *Maenalus (Tau Virginis; marks the obsolete constellation Mons Maenalus, Mount Maenalus)



      Chiron



      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      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)

      *Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis)

      Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      *Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)




      South Node



      Mirzam (Beta Canis Majoris)

      Furud (Zeta Canis Majoris)

      Al Kurud Borealis (Kappa Columbae)

      Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237 Monocerotis)




      Mark A. Holmes
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