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Fixed star alignments (January 2, 2011)

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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 *Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni) Cocoon Nebula (IC
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2011
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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



      *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)




      Saturn



      Roberts 22 (CRL 4140 Carinae; nebula and maser)

      *Kraz (Beta Corvi)

      Tso-Hea (6 Corvi)




      Uranus



      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      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



      Kuh (Mu Capricorni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      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)

      *Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      Tang (Eta Serpentis)

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

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

      We (Alpha Telescopii)

      *Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      *Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae; part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick--a crown, a quill pen, a sword, and an olive branch. Termes Frederici marks the olive branch)

      *FX Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres



      *Ghost Head Nebula (NGC 2080 Doradus)

      *Pe Sze (aka The Persian; Alpha Indi)

      *Aladfar (Eta Lyrae)

      *BE Octantis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Bull's Eye Pulsar (SNR G54.1_0.3 Sagittae)

      *Anser (Alpha Vulpeculae)

      *NQ Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Seahorse Nebula (King 3-35 Vulpeculae)



      Pallas



      *DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      *Kaus Australis (Epsilon 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)

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

      *Tang (Eta Serpentis)

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

      *We (Alpha Telescopii)




      Juno



      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      *Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      *NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with black hole)

      *Al Sharasif (Beta Crateris)

      *Al Batiyah (Gamma Crateris)

      *Asina (Chi-1 Hydrae)

      *Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      *Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; group of three interacting galaxies)




      Vesta



      *Indica (Eta Apodis)

      *Rasalgethi (Alpha Herculis)

      *Sarin (Delta Herculis)

      *Minkowski's Butterfly (Minkowski 2-9 Ophiuchi; nebula)

      *Wei (Epsilon Scorpii)

      *Denebakrab (Mu-1 Scorpii)

      *Nova Scorpii 2007 (V1280 Scorpii)



      Chiron



      Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      *Ibycus (Iota 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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