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Fixed star alignments (April 10, 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 *Pluma Frederici (Kappa Andromedae; the quill
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2011
      As of midnight GMT.

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




      Jupiter




      *Pluma Frederici (Kappa Andromedae; the quill pen part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick, which also includes a sword, a crown and an olive branch)

      *Ross 248 (HH Andromedae; nearby star)

      *PX Andromedae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Al Radif (Delta Cephei)

      *Kruger 60 (DO Cephei; nearby star)

      *Al Durr al Manthur (Tau Ceti)

      *Altawk (Theta Ceti)

      *Nodus Secundus (Delta Draconis)

      Coruscatus (Nu Fornacis)

      *Babcock's Star (HD 215441 Lacertae)

      *Kaht (Epsilon Piscium)

      *54 Piscium (has planets)

      *Galactic Dragon (QSO I Zw 1 Piscium, a quasar)




      Saturn



      Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      Tchang-Cha (Zeta Corvi)

      Avis Satyra (Eta Corvi)

      Sombrero Galaxy (M-104 Virginis)

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

      The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Virginis; asterism)

      The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis; asterism)



      Uranus




      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      RR Coronae Borealis

      AF Cygni (cataclysmic variables)

      *Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

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

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

      NGC 7742 (Pegasi; face-on spiral galaxy)

      WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      ER Ursae Majoris

      W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)






      Neptune



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      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)

      Facies (M-22 Sagittarii; star cluster)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos(Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      *Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii)

      *Ruchba (Omega-2 Cygni)

      *Piazzi's Flying Star (61 Cygni)

      *Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 Cygni)

      *Methuselah Nebula (MWP 1 Cygni, an unusually long-lived planetary nebula;
      MWP stands for Motch-Werner-Pakull, the nebula's discoverers, Christian Motch, Klaus Werner, and Manfred Pakull)

      *Biham (Theta Pegasi)

      *CC Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)



      Pallas



      *Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      *Youe (17 Capricorni)

      *HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      *Epsilon Indi (well-known nearby star)

      *Lucida Microscopii (Gamma Microscopii)

      *WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable)

      Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

      *HD 189733 (V452 Vulpeculae; has planets)




      Juno


      Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (NGC 3242 Hydrae)

      *Bolyard's Star (PSC 54309-1029-1340 Hydrae; a rotating radio transient-type neutron star)

      Copeland's Septet (Hickson 57 Leonis; galaxy grouping: NGC 3745, 3746, 3748,
      3750, 3751, 3753, 3754)

      Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)

      *Xestus (Omicron Velorum)




      Vesta


      *Alshain (Beta Aquilae)

      *PQ Aquilae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Nova Aquilae 1943 (V500 Aquilae; cataclysmic variable)

      *Giedi (Alpha Capricorni)

      *Footprint Nebula (Minkowski 1-92 Cygni)

      *Campbell's Nebula (PK64+5.1 Cygni)

      *Shelton's Star (SN 1987A Doradus; a 1987 supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud discovered by Canadian astronomer Ian Shelton)

      *Campbell's Star (HD 184738 Lyrae)

      *Necklace Nebula (IPHASXJ194359.5+170901 Sagittae; planetary nebula)

      *Dumbbell Nebula (M-27 Vulpeculae)




      Chiron



      Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)

      *Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus)

      KL Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)

      Lacaille 9352 (HD 217987 Piscis Austrini)



      North Node



      *Choo (Alpha Arae)

      Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      *Melquarth (Mu Herculis)

      Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)

      Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      Garden-Sprinkler Nebula (Henize 3-1475 Sagittarii)

      Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      *Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii; the Butterfly Nebula)




      South Node



      Andrew's Star (HD 37519 Aurigae)

      Wazn (Beta Columbae)

      *Refugium (Mu Columbae; it's a so-called "runaway star")

      Zeta Leporis (has planets)

      *Alnitak (Zeta Orionis; part of Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      Saiph (Kappa Orionis)

      *Puga (Sigma Orionis)

      *Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 Orionis)

      *Horsehead Nebula (IC 434 Orionis)

      McNeil's Nebula (EQJ054614-00058 Orionis)

      *Al Hecka (Zeta Tauri)

      Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240 Tauri)





      Mark A. Holmes
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