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Fixed star alignments (April 24, 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 *Kui (Zeta Andromedae) *Tien Ke (Theta
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30 7:30 PM
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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




      *Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      *Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

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

      *FX Cephei

      *VV Cephei (cataclysmic variables aka novae)

      *Revati (Zeta Piscium)

      Epsilon Reticuli (has planets)





      Saturn




      Alchita (Alpha Corvi)

      *Minkar (Epsilon Corvi)

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

      *Octopus Nebula (Drilling 1 Velorum)

      *Auva (Delta Virginis)

      The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Virginis; asterism)



      Uranus



      Difda (Beta Ceti)

      Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

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

      Salm (Upsilon Pegasi)

      Vernalis (Omega Piscium)




      Neptune


      (no alignments)




      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




      *Ekchusis (Lambda Aquarii)

      *Scovil's Object (NSV 25747 Cygni)

      *Nova Cygni 1992 (V1974 Cygni; cataclysmic variable)

      *Head of Hydrus (Alpha Hydri)

      *VY Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)





      Pallas



      *Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)

      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Foxhead Cluster (NGC 6819 Cygni; open cluster)

      *Gliese 777A (Cygni; has planets)

      *Xian-He (Xi Gruis)

      Adamastor (Beta Mensae)

      *Lucida Globi (Epsilon Microscopii; the brightest star in the obsolete constellation Globus Aerostaticus, the Hot-Air Balloon)

      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)

      *Coxa (Theta Leonis)

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

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)

      *Vela X-1 (3U0900-40 Velorum; X-ray source)




      Vesta


      *Diamond Ring Nebula (Abell 70 Aquilae)

      *Pazan (Psi Capricorni)

      *Baten Algedi (Omega Capricorni)

      *Youe (17 Capricorni)

      *HD 189733 (Cygni; has planets)

      *Patchick's Planetary (IRAS 19450+2922 Cygni; nebulae)

      *Lucida Microscopii (Gamma Microscopii)

      *Lucida Sagittae (Gamma Sagittae)

      *WZ Sagittae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Black Widow Pulsar (B1957+20 Sagittae)

      *Bassaros (13 Vulpeculae)



      Chiron



      Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      *Deneb (aka Deneb Adige; Alpha Cygni)

      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)

      Sargas (Theta Scorpii)

      Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      *Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)



      South Node



      *T Aurigae (cataclysmic variable)

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

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

      *Meissa (Lambda Orionis)

      Puga (Sigma Orionis)

      Khad Posterior (Phi-2 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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