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Fixed star alignments (November 21, 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 Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni) Lacerta Cauda
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 25, 2010
      As of midnight GMT.

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




      Jupiter



      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (prototypical BL Lacertae object)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

      Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619, et al, Pegasi; galaxy cluster)

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)




      Saturn



      Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      *Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      *Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Corvi; asterism)

      Sombrero Galaxy (M-104 Virginis; spiral galaxy, called Nemesis by Phil
      Sedgwick)


      NGC 4697 (Virginis; galaxy with suspected black hole)

      The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis; asterism)




      Uranus



      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      *Matar (Eta Pegasi)

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

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




      Neptune



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

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Sador (Gamma Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)




      Pluto



      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      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



      *Nova Aquilae 1918 (V500 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Alfecca Meridiana (Alpha Coronae Australis)

      *Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      *Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      *Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      *Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii)

      *Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      *Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti)





      Pallas



      *Sabik (Eta Ophiuchi)

      *Grafias (Zeta-2 Scorpii)

      *Nova Scorpio 2007 (V1280 Scorpii)

      *X-Ray Nova Scorpii 1994 (GRO J1655-40 Scorpii)

      *Northern Jewel Box (NGC 6231 Scorpii)

      *Prawn Nebula (IC 4628 Scorpii)




      Juno



      *Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      *NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy with black hole)

      *Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Vesta



      *Agena (Beta Centauri)

      *SX Herculis (variable star)

      *23 Librae (has planets)

      *AP Librae (blazar, BL Lacertae object)

      *Men (Alpha Lupi)

      *Myiagros (Gamma Muscae)

      *Gaki (Eta Muscae)

      *Beelzebub (HD 115211 Muscae)



      Chiron



      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)




      North Node




      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Pi Mensae (has planets)

      *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      *Gomez's Hamburger (IRAS 18059-3211 Sagittarii; protoplanetary nebula discoveryed by Chilean astronomer Arturo Gomez)



      South Node




      KR Aurigae

      BZ Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variables)

      Al Kurud Australis (Theta Columbae)

      Propus (Eta Geminorum)

      *M-35 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      Gliese 229 (Leporis; has planets)

      *Polarissima Borealis (NGC 3172 Ursae Minoris; galaxy even closer to the north celestial pole than Polaris, hence the nickname)




      Mark A. Holmes
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