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Fixed star alignments (March 27, 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 *Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae) *OR Andromedae
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2011
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter



      *Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae)

      *OR Andromedae (cataclysmic variable aka novae)

      Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662 Andromedae)

      Alderamin (Alpha Cephei)

      Phicareus (Epsilon Cephei)

      *Tsao Fu (Zeta Cephei)

      *Cor Regis (Nu Cephei)

      *Y Star Prototype (CFBDSJ005910.83-011401.3 Ceti)

      *Linteum (Delta Piscium)

      *Van Maanen's Star (HIP 3829 Piscium)



      Saturn



      *Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      *Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      *Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      70 Virginis (has planets)

      *Sombrero Galaxy (M-104 Virginis)

      *NGC 4697 (Virginis; elliptical galaxy and X-ray source)

      *The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis; asterism)

      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)

      *Sellio (6 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Sellio the Newt)

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

      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)

      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


      *Kae Uh (Sigma Aquarii)

      *HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      *Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      *Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      *Al Lat (Phi Gruis)

      *Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)

      *Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      *Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini)
      *Lacaille 9352 (HD 217987 Piscis Austrini; nearby star)

      *Enif (Epsilon Pegasi)

      *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; elliptical galaxy)



      Pallas



      *Dabih (Beta Capricorni)

      *Alshat (Nu Capricorni)

      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

      *Neper (Alpha Microscopii; marks the obsolete constellation Microscopium the Microscope)



      Juno



      *Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      *La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      *Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      Shishimai (Sigma Leonis)

      NGC 3862 (Leonis; galaxy and powerful radio source)



      Vesta



      *The Coathanger (aka Brocchi's Cluster or The Ski-Lift; Collinder 399 Vulpeculae; star cluster)



      Chiron



      *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      Al Lat (Phi Gruis)

      Shay Show (Epsilon Hydri)

      *Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)

      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)

      TREs 3 (Hercules; has planets)

      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)

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

      Galactic Center (Sagittarii)

      Apollyon (Iota-1 Scorpii)

      *Girtab (Kappa Scorpii)

      Basanismus (G Scorpii)

      *Hyman's Burper (GCRTJ1765-3009 Scorpii; pulsar)



      South Node



      Galactic Anticenter (Aurigae)

      BY Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *Wazn (Beta Columbae)

      Tsze (Lambda Columbae)

      *Saiph (Kappa Orionis)

      CN Orionis (cataclysmic variable)

      *McNeil's Nebula (EQJ054614-00058 Orionis)

      AH Pictoris (cataclysmic variable)

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




      Mark A. Holmes
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