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Fixed star alignments (March 20, 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 *Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662 Andromedae)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 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





      *Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662 Andromedae)

      *Alderamin (Alpha Cephei)

      *Phicareus (Epsilon Cephei)

      *Deneb Algenubi (Eta Ceti)

      CP Lacertae

      *DI Lacertae (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

      *Bi (Chi Pegasi)



      Saturn



      Merga (38 Bootis)

      Roberts 22 (CRL 4140 Carinae; nebula)

      Tso-Hea (6 Corvi)

      70 Virginis (has planets)

      Lucida Volantis (Beta Volantis)




      Uranus



      The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      RR Coronae Borealis

      AF Cygni (cataclysmic variables)

      *NGC 1399 (Fornacis; elliptical galaxy)

      Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Sceptrum et Manus
      Justitia, the Scepter and Hand of Justice)

      Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy with black hole)

      *NGC 7742 (Pegasi; face-on spiral galaxy)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      WZ Sagittarii (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

      *W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)




      Neptune




      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)




      Pluto



      Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)

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

      Ghusen (109 Herculis)

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

      Ocelli (Lambda Pavonis)

      Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      *Tsuru (Theta Gruis)

      *Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

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




      Pallas



      *Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      *PQ Aquilae

      *Nova Aquilae 1943 (cataclysmic variables)

      *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      *Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      *Shelton's Star (SN1987A Doradus; supernova)

      *Campbell's Star (HD 184788 Lyrae)

      *Necklace Nebula (IPHASX194359.5+170901 Sagittae)

      *Dumbbell Nebula (M-27 Vulpeculae)



      Juno



      Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum)

      The Box (M-94 Canum Venaticorum; galaxy with black hole)

      Sherasiph (Nu Hydrae)

      Cat's Tail (44 Hydrae; in the obsolete constellation Felis the Cat)

      *Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      *NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy and powerful radio source)

      *Koo She (Delta Velorum)




      Vesta



      *Deneb Okab (Delta Aquilae)

      *Sung (35 Aquilae)

      *Pereira's Star (V1494 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Tabernaculum (Eta Mensae)

      *Peacock (Alpha Pavonis)

      *Phi-2 Pavonis (has planets)

      *Tigris (1 Vulpeculae; marks the obsolete constellation Tigris the River Tigris)



      Chiron





      *Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

      *FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      Al Lat (Phi Gruis)

      Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      *Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)

      Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)

      Lacaille 9352 (HD 217987 Piscis Austrini)

      NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; edge-on galaxy with black hole)




      North Node



      *Mu Arae (has planets)

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

      Etamin (Gamma Draconis)

      Rukbalgethi Genubi (Theta Herculis)

      *TREs 3 (Hercules; has planets)

      AH Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      RS Ophiuchi (cataclysmic variable)

      Argus (Eta Pavonis)

      Peony Star (WR102ka Sagittarii; in the Peony Nebula; one of the brightest known
      stars)

      Sakurai's Object (V4334 Sagittarii)

      *Pistol Star (V4647 Sagittarii)

      Integral X-Ray Nova 2006 (IGR J17497-2821 Sagittarii)

      Reynolds' Star (G1.9+0.3 Sagittarii; very recently occurring supernova)

      Box Nebula (NGC 6445 Sagittarii)

      *Silkworm Nebula (CRL 5385 Sagittarii)

      *Terzan 5 (Sagittarii; globular cluster containing a millisecond pulsar)

      *Mouse Pulsar (G359.23-0.82 Sagittarii)

      *Galactic Center (Sagittarii)

      *Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      Basanismus (G Scorpii)

      Acumen (M-7 Scorpii; Ptolemy's Cluster)




      South Node



      Galactic Anticenter (Aurigae)

      *BY Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Cassiopeia A (SN 1572 Cassiopeiae; the remnant of the 1572 supernova Tycho's Star)

      *Tsze (Lambda Columbae)

      Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)

      CN Orionis (cataclysmic variable)

      *AH Pictoris (cataclysmic variable)

      Polaris (Alpha Ursae Minoris)

      The Diamond Ring (Harrington STAR 1 Ursae Minoris; asterism)



      Mark A. Holmes
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