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Fixed star alignments (April 17, 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 *Corona Frederici (Lambda Andromedae; marks
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 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



      *Corona Frederici (Lambda Andromedae; marks the crown part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick), composed of a crown, quill pen, sword and olive branch)

      Al Durr al Manthur (Tau Ceti)

      *Aquae Abyssi (Upsilon Ceti)

      *Epsilon Reticuli (has planets)



      Saturn



      *Alchita (Alpha Corvi)

      Algorab (Delta Corvi)

      *Quercus (Y Velorum; located in the obsolete constellation Robur Carolinus, Charles' Oak)

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

      The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Virginis; asterism)

      The Jaws (Harrington STAR 21 Virginis; asterism)





      Uranus



      *Difda (Beta Ceti)

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

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

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

      *Vernalis (Omega Piscium)




      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




      *Skat (Delta Aquarii)

      *Kin Yu (Epsilon Doradus)

      *Sadalajir (Zeta-1 Aquarii)

      *Situla (Kappa Aquarii)

      *Seat (Pi Aquarii)

      *IL Aquarii (has planets)

      *Ross 780 (Gliese 876 Aquarii; has planets)

      *North America Nebula (NGC 7000 Cygni)

      *Magic Carpet Nebula (NGC 7027 Cygni)




      Pallas



      *Markarian 409 (Aquarii; variable galaxy)

      *Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

      *Chi Cygni (variable star)

      HD 187123 (Cygni; has planets)

      *Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni; open cluster)

      *Struve 2398 (Draconis; nearby star)

      *Foo Pih (Gamma Hydri)

      *Shay Fuh (Nu Hydri)

      Epsilon Indi (well-known nearby star)

      *Adamastor (Beta Mensae)

      *Ramphastos (Alpha Tucanae)

      *47 Tucanae (NGC 104 Tucanae; globular cluster)




      Juno



      *NGC 4151 (Canum Venaticorum; elliptical galaxy and maser)

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

      Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (NGC 3242 Hydrae)

      *Broken Engagement Ring (Harrington STAR 19 Ursae Majoris; asterism)

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)



      Vesta



      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 Doradus)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

      *Neper (Alpha Microscopii; marks the obsolete constellation Neper the Auger)

      *LU Vulpeculae
      *LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Cloverleaf Nebula (IRAS 19477+2401 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)



      North Node



      Choo (Alpha Arae)

      *Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      *Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      Tseen Yin (Delta Arae)

      Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      Melquarth (Mu Herculis)

      Lucida Mensae (Alpha Mensae)

      Kelb Alrai (Beta Ophiuchi)

      Iron Star (XX Ophiuchi)

      Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      *Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      Aculeus (M-6 Scorpii; the Butterfly Nebula)



      South Node



      Andrew's Star (HD 37519 Aurigae)

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

      Zeta Leporis (has planets)

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

      *Khad Posterior (Phi-2 Orionis)

      Puga (Sigma Orionis)

      Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 Orionis)

      Horsehead Nebula (IC 434 Orionis)

      Al Hecka (Zeta Tauri)

      *Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)

      Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240 Tauri)





      Mark A. Holmes
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