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Fixed star alignments (December 19, 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 22, 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)

      *Matar (Eta 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



      *Merga (38 Bootis)

      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)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon 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)

      *Tang (Eta Serpentis)

      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



      *Deneb Okab (Delta Aquilae)

      *Sung (35 Aquilae)

      *Pereira's Star (V1494 Aquilae; aka Nova Aquilae #2 of 1999)

      *Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)

      *Phi-2 Pavonis (has planets)

      *Tigris (1 Vulpeculae; marking the obsolete constellation Tigris the River Tigris)




      Pallas




      *Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      *Baraka (Xi Herculis)

      *AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      *Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi)

      *Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      *Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii; remarkably recent supernova)

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

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




      Juno



      *Sunflower Galaxy (M-63 Canum Venaticorum)

      Hockey Stick Galaxies (NGC 4656/4657 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

      *The Mice(NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; two colliding galaxies)

      *Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      *Benetnash (Eta Ursae Majoris)

      *Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      *Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)




      Vesta



      *Kisaba (Theta Apodis)

      *Chernozam (Zeta Chamaeleontis)

      *Shapley's Ring (Shapley 1 Normae; planetary nebula)

      *Han (Zeta Ophiuchi)

      *Al Niyat (Sigma Scorpii)




      Chiron



      *Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      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)

      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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