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Fixed star alignments (December 26, 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 *Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni) Matar (Eta
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 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



      *Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Matar (Eta Pegasi)

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

      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)





      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 an optical illusion)

      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Sze Wei (Beta Equulei)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      *Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)





      Pluto



      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      *Tow (21 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



      *Al Thalimain (Iota Aquilae)

      *NGC 6814 (Aquilae; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *Terebellum (Omega Sagittarii)

      *KK Telescopii (cataclysmic variable)

      *The Coathanger (Collinder 399 Vulpeculae; open cluster)





      Pallas



      *Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      *Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      *Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      *Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis; Earth's faint South Star for this era)

      *Polarissima Australis (NGC 2573 Octantis; galaxy closer to the south celestial pole than Sigma Octantis, hence the name)

      *Poniatovii (70 Ophiuchi; marks the obsolete constellation Taurus Poniatovii, Poniatowski's Bull)

      *Phorbaceus (72 Ophiuchi)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      *Spiculum (M-8/20/21 Sagittarii; the Lagoon Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and an open cluster, respectively)

      *M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster)

      *Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

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




      Juno



      *Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

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

      Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      Benetnash (aka Alkaid; Eta Ursae Majoris)

      Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)



      Vesta



      *Rastaban (aka Alwaid; Beta Draconis)

      *Fudail (Pi Herculis)

      *Lucida Normae (Gamma Normae)

      *Gnomon (Epsilon Normae)

      *Ant Nebula (aka the Chamber of Horrors; Menzel 3 Normae)

      *RCW 103 (Normae; supernova remnant)

      *Helkath (Kappa Ophiuchi)

      *NGC 6240 (Ophiuchi; two colliding supermassive galaxies)

      *Sin (Tau Scorpii)

      *Betria (Beta Trianguli Australis)



      Chiron



      *Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      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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