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Fixed star alignments (January 30, 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 Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices) RR
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 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



      Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      RR Coronae Borealis

      AF Cygni (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

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

      *Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      NGC 7742 (Pegasi; elliptical galaxy with black hole)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      WZ SagittariiĀ  (cataclysmic variable)

      Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      ER Ursae Majoris

      W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      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)

      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)

      *Ibycus (Iota 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 Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)

      Tow (21 Sagittarii)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      Tang (Eta Serpentis)

      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres


      *Markarian 409 (Aquarii; variable galaxy)

      *Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      *Chi Cygni (Mira-type variable star)

      *HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      *Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni; open cluster)

      *Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)

      *Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)

      *Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      *Adamastor (Beta Mensae)

      *Ramphastos (Alpha Tucanae)




      Pallas



      *Bered (12 Aquilae)

      *Nova Aquilae 1905 (V604 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Vega (Alpha Lyrae)

      *Rukbat (Alpha Sagittarii)

      *Arkab Prior (Beta-1 Sagittarii)

      *Arkab Posterior (Beta-2 Sagittarii)

      *Manubrium (Omicron Sagittarii)

      *Albaldah (Pi Sagittarii)

      *Hecatebolus (Tau Sagittarii)

      *Alya (Theta Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)




      Juno



      Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      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)

      *Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      Lucida Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis)

      Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *Wild's Triplet (Arp 248 Virginis; interacting galaxy grouping)




      Vesta




      *Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      *Ramo (95 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation Ramo the Branch)

      *Sinistra (Nu Ophiuchi)

      *Fellah (67 Ophiuchi)

      *Barnard's Star (V2500 Ophiuchi; well-known nearby star)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      *Spiculum (M-8/20/21 Sagittarii)

      *Lagoon Nebula (M-8 Sagittarii; part of Spiculum)

      *Trifid Nebula (M-20 Sagittarii; part of Spiculum)

      *M-21 (Sagittarii; open cluster, part of Spiculum)

      *Baade's Window (NGC 6522 Sagittarii; globular cluster)

      *Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

      *DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)





      Chiron



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      North Node



      *Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      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)

      *Alnasl (Gamma Sagittarii)

      *Red Spider Nebula(NGC 6537 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)

      *Yildun (Delta Ursae Minoris)

      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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