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Fixed star alignments (January 9, 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 *Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 Cephei)
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 9, 2011
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter



      *Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 Cephei)

      *Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      Sama al Azrak (Pi-2 Cygni)

      Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146 Cygni)

      Deer Lick Group (galaxy grouping: NGC 7331, 7335, 7336, 7337, and 7340 Pegasi)

      *Testudo (30 Piscium; marks the obsolete constellation Testudo the Turtle)




      Saturn



      *Seginus (Gamma Bootis)

      Kraz (Beta Corvi)




      Uranus



      *Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 Cephei)

      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)

      *Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      Propeller Nebula (MRSL 479 Cygni)

      Tian-He (Omicron Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)





      Pluto



      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      *Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)

      Tow (21 Sagittarii)

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

      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

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Altair (Alpha Aquilae)

      *Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      *Nova Aquilae 1943 (V500 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Albireo (Beta Cygni)

      *Shay We (Beta Hydri)

      *MV Lyrae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Sham (Alpha Sagittae)

      *Necklace Nebula (IPHASXJ194359.5+170901 Sagittae)

      *Dumbbell Nebula (M-27 Vulpeculae)




      Pallas



      *Cerberus (106 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation by that name)

      *Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      *Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      *Facies (M-22 Sagittarii; globular cluster)

      *FH Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)



      Juno



      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      NGC 4692 (Comae Berenices; galaxy with black hole)

      *NGC 4450 (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



      *Tso Kang (Epsilon-1 Arae)

      *Korban (Zeta Arae)

      *Water-Lily Nebula (IRAS 16594-4656 Arae)

      *GX 339-4 (Arae; lightest known black hole)

      *Rijl al Jathiyah (Iota Herculis)

      *Maasym (Lambda Herculis)

      *Fumarius (Theta Mensae)

      *Exclamation Mark Nebula (NGC 6309 Ophiuchi)

      *Spindle Nebula (IRAS 17106-3046 Scorpii)




      Chiron



      Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      Cor Piscis Austrini (Beta Piscis Austrini)




      North Node



      Atiyah (Omicron Herculis)

      Dusares (Kappa Mensae)

      Polaris Australis (Sigma Octantis)

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

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

      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)

      Al Kurud Australis (Theta Columbae)

      Propus (Eta Geminorum)

      M-35 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      Monoceros R2 (NGC 2170 Monocerotis; nebula)

      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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