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Fixed star alignments (February 13, 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 *Al Agemim (Eta Cephei) *Al Kidr (Theta
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 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


      *Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      *Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      *Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)

      Galactic South Pole (Sculptoris)



      Saturn



      Seginus (Gamma Bootis)

      *Roberts 22 (CRL 4140 Carinae; nebula)

      Kraz (Beta Corvi)



      Uranus



      Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 Cephei)

      Azelfafage (Pi-1 Cygni)

      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable)

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







      Neptune




      Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)

      *Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      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 Australis (Nu Aquarii)

      *Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      *Hole-In-A-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni; open cluster)

      *Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      *Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      *Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)

      *Dhanishtra (Theta Delphini)

      *Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      *Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      *HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      *Alnair (Alpha Gruis)



      Pallas



      *Van Biesbroeck's Star (Gliese 752 B Aquilae)

      *BY Draconis

      *Sulaphat (Gamma Lyrae)

      *Inrakluk (HR 7162 Lyrae; has planets that orbit twin suns, like Tatooine in "Star Wars")

      *Ring Nebula (M-57 Lyrae)

      *Cor Pavonis (Sigma Pavonis)

      *Al Kiladah (Upsilon Sagittarii)



      Juno



      Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

      Pinwheel Galaxy (M-99 Comae Berenices)

      *Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565 Comae Berenices)

      *The Mice (NGC 4676 Comae Berenices; colliding galaxies)

      *Labrum (Delta Crateris)

      *Benetnash (aka Alkaid; Eta Ursae Najoris)

      *Zavijava (Beta Virginis)

      *Ross 128 (FI Virginis; nearby star)




      Vesta



      *Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

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

      *Ghusen (109 Herculis)

      *Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      *Facies (M-22 Sagittarii)




      Chiron



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      North Node



      Tao Shou (Theta Arae)

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

      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)

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

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

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

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

      Red Spider Nebula(NGC 6537 Sagittarii)

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

      *DZ Serpentis (cataclysmic variable)





      South Node



      Brithus (36 Camelopardalis)

      *Thumos (Eta Columbae)

      M-35 (Geminorum; open cluster)

      Monoceros R2 (NGC 2170 Monocerotis; nebula)

      Yildun (Delta Ursae Minoris)





      Mark A. Holmes
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