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Fixed star alignments (January 23, 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 *The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 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



      *The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      *Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      *RR Coronae Borealis(cataclysmic variable)

      *AF Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

      *Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      *Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Manus Justitia, the Hand of Justice)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy with black hole)

      *NGC 7742 (Pegasi; elliptical galaxy with black hole)

      *Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      *WZ SagittariiĀ  (cataclysmic variable)

      *Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      *Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)

      *Tsien Ta Tseang (10 Trianguli)

      *Shalish (12 Trianguli)

      *Nili Donum (14 Trianguli)

      *ER Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variable)



      Saturn



      Seginus (Gamma Bootis)

      Tau Bootis (has planets)

      Kraz (Beta Corvi)




      Uranus



      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)





      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)

      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)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      *Youe (17 Capricorni)

      *Patchick's Planetary (IRAS 19450+2922 Cygni; nebula)

      *Lucida Microscopii (Gamma Microscopii)

      *Lucida Sagittae (Gamma Sagittae)

      *Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

      *Bassaros (13 Vulpeculae)

      *LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)




      Pallas



      *Nova Aquilae 1918 (V603 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Myrtus (Beta Coronae Australis)

      *Shrichakra (Gamma Coronae Australis)

      *Kalachakra (Delta Coronae Australis)

      *Ascella (Zeta Sagittarii)

      *Ain al Rami (Nu Sagittarii)

      *Nunki (Sigma Sagittarii)

      *Tien Pien (Beta Scuti)

      *Branchett's Object (NSV 24587 Scuti; variable star)

      *Wild Duck Cluster (M-51 Scuti; open cluster)




      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




      *Mu Arae (has planets)

      *Thackeray's Planetary (IC 1266 Arae; nebula)

      *TrES 3 (Herculis; has planets)

      *Al Durajah (Gamma Ophiuchi)

      *RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      *Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      *Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing the fastest known pulsar, Terzan 5ad)

      *Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      *Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      *Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      *Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      *Galactic Center (Sagittarii)

      *Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      *Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      *Hyman's Burper (GCRT J1745-3009 Scorpii; burping pulsar)




      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)

      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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