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Fixed star alignments (December 5, 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 , Dec 6, 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




      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)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

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

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)

      *NGC 300 (Sculptoris; a spiral galaxy in which is located the most distant black hole known)




      Saturn


      Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      *Tso-Hea (6 Corvi)

      70 Virginis (has planets)

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

      *Lucida Volantis (Beta Volantis)



      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)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 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)

      *Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Ira Furoris(Eta Sagittarii)

      *Omega Nebula (aka Horseshoe Nebula; M-17 Sagittarii)

      Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii; pseudo-star cluster)

      *Sagittarius X-4 (NGC 6624 Sagittarii; globular cluster and X-ray source with black hole)

      Eagle Nebula (M-16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)

      *HD 168443 (Serpentis [in Serpens Cauda]; has planets)

      *We (Alpha Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres


      *AO Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)

      *HR Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Maliktous (Delta Pavonis)

      *Cappa (Rho-1 Sagittarii)



      Pallas



      *Manuqdewata (Beta Apodis)

      *Martlet (Gamma Apodis)

      *Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      *Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      *Stingray Nebula (Henize 3-1357 Arae)

      *Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi)

      *Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6339 Ophiuchi)

      *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      *Pismis 24 (Scorpii; open cluster)

      *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)

      *Cheerio Nebula (NGC 6337 Scorpii)

      *War and Peace Nebula (NGC 6357 Scorpii)




      Juno


      *Lucida Antliae (Alpha Antliae)

      *Avior (Epsilon Carinae)

      *Alkes (Alpha Crateris)

      *Eight-Burst Planetary (NGC 3132 Velorum; nebula)



      Vesta



      *Autochthon (Gamma Chamaeleontis)

      *Kornephoros (Beta Herculis)

      *Rutilicus (Zeta Herculis)

      *Kajam (Omega Herculis)

      *Thusia (Gamma Lupi)

      *Keyhole Planetary (MRSL 252 Normae; nebula)



      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)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      North Node



      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

      Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      Emerald Nebula (NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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




      South Node



      KR Aurigae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Brithus (36 Camelopardalis)

      BZ Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      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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