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Fixed star alignments (February 6, 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 *Difda (Beta Ceti) *Chorion (Zeta Horologii)
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9 7:04 PM
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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



      *Difda (Beta Ceti)

      *Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

      *Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

      *Vernalis (Omega Piscium)

      *Galactic South Pole (Sculptoris)



      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)

      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


      *Albulaan Borealis (Mu Aquarii)

      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Armus (Eta Capricorni)

      *Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)

      *CH Cygni

      *Gliese 777A (Cygni; has planets)

      *Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      *Cygnus X-1 (HDE 226868 Cygni; famous black hole)

      *Lucida Globi (Epsilon Microscopii; the brightest star in, or lucida of, the obsolete constellation Globus Aerostaticus, the Hot-Air Balloon)




      Pallas



      *Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)


      *HR Lyrae

      *AO Octantis (cataclysmic variables)

      *Maliktous (Delta Pavonis)

      *Cappa (Rho-1 Sagittarii)

      *Al Udhi (Rho-2 Sagittarii)




      Juno



      *Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      NGC 4692 (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



      *DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Pi Mensae (has planets)

      *Emerald Nebula (aka the Turquoise Orb; NGC 6572 Ophiuchi)

      *Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      *Ira Furoris (Eta Sagittarii)

      *Polis (Mu Sagittarii)

      *Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii)

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



      Chiron



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      North Node



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

      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)

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

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

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

      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)

      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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