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Fixed star alignments (January 16, 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) Azelfafage
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 16, 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)

      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

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




      Saturn



      Seginus (Gamma Bootis)

      *Tau Bootis (has planets)

      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)

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




      Neptune



      *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)




      Pluto



      *Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

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

      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      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)

      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


      *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Dabih (Beta Capricorni)

      *Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

      *Neper (Alpha Microscopii; marks the obsolete constellation Neper the Auger)



      Pallas



      *AM Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Alathfar (Mu Lyrae)

      *Umlindi Welinsizunu (Gamma Mensae)

      *AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nanto (Phi Sagittarii)

      *Ross 154 (V1216 Sagittarii; nearby star)

      *Delta Scuti (archetypal Delta Scuti variable)





      Juno



      *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variable)

      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)




      Vesta




      *Manuqdewata (Beta Apodis)

      *Martlet (Gamma Apodis)

      *Stingray Nebula (Henize 3-1357 Arae)

      *Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi)

      *Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6337 Ophiuchi)

      *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      *Pismis 24 (Scorpii; open cluster)

      *Cheerio Nebula (NGC 6337 Scorpii)

      *War and Peace Nebula (NGC 6357 Scorpii)

      *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)



      Chiron



      Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      *M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      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)

      Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

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




      South Node



      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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