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Fixed star alignments (December 12, 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 Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae) BL Lacertae
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 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



      Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      BL Lacertae (prototypical BL Lacertae object)

      Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      51 Pegasi (has planets)

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

      Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)

      *Rhombus (Kappa Reticuli)

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



      Saturn




      *Roberts 22 (CRL 4140 Carinae; nebula and maser)

      Tso-Hea (6 Corvi)

      70 Virginis (has planets))

      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



      *Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      *Sulaphat (Gamma Lyrae)

      *Inrakluk (HD 7162 Lyrae; exoplanet orbiting a binary star, like Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movies)

      *Cor Pavonis (Sigma Pavonis)



      Pallas



      *Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      *Melquarth (Mu Herculis)

      *Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)

      *Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      *Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      *Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      *Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      *Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      *Garden Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      *Galactic Center (Sagittarii)

      *Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      *Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

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




      Juno



      *Cor Caroli (Alpha Canum Venaticorum)

      *Dhat al-Khullab (24 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Copula (M-51 Canum Venaticorum; the Whirlpool Galaxy)

      *Remora Galaxy (NGC 4627 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Hockey Stick Galaxies (NGC 4656/4657 Canum Venaticorum)

      Alkes (Alpha Crateris)

      *T Leonis (cataclysmic variable)

      Eight-Burst Planetary (NGC 3132 Velorum; nebula)




      Vesta



      *Zamindar (Beta Chamaeleontis)

      *Mamajek 1 (Eta Chamaeleontis and other stars; open cluster)

      *Circinus Pulsar (PSR B1509-58 Circini)

      *Zodet's Planetary (ESO:135-PN4 Circini; nebula)

      *Turtle Nebula (NGC 6210 Herculis)

      *Jabbah (Nu Scorpii)

      *Jabhat al Akrab (Omega-1 Scorpii)




      Chiron




      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      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)

      *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 (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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