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Fixed star alignments (May 22, 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 *S Andromedae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25, 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




      *S Andromedae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Vertex (M-31 Andromedae; the Andromeda Galaxy)

      *M-32 (Andromedae; elliptical galaxy, companion of the Andromeda Galaxy)

      Iris Nebula (NGC 7023 Cephei)

      *Cepheus Flare (Sharpless 2-136 Cephei; nebula)

      *NGC 1097 (Fornacis; galaxy with black hole)

      *Alpherg (Eta Piscium)

      *Torcularis Septentrionalis (Omicron Piscium)

      *Arit (Phi Piscium)



      Saturn



      Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Corvi)

      Minkar (Epsilon Corvi)

      Kien Mun (Omicron Hydrae)

      Al Haram (Mu Velorum)

      Octopus Nebula (Drilling 1 Velorum)

      Porrima (Gamma Virginis)

      Auva (Delta Virginis)

      *Vindemiatrix (Epsilon Virginis)




      Uranus



      Difda (Beta Ceti)

      Chorion (Zeta Horologii)

      Vernalis (Omega Piscium)

      Galactic South Pole (Sculptoris)



      Neptune




      HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)





      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)

      *Tow (21 Sagittarii)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      *Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres


      *SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)

      *q1 Eridani (has planets)




      Pallas




      Mo (7 Aquarii)

      Hole-in-a-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni; open cluster)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      *Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)

      *Dhanishtra (Theta Delphini)

      Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      *Alnair (Alpha Gruis)



      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)

      *Copeland's Septet (Hickson 57 Leonis; a group of seven galaxies discovered in 1874 by British astronomer Ralph Copeland, consists of NGC 3745, NGC 3746, NGC 3748, NGC 3750, NGC 3751, NGC 3753, and NGC 3754, contained within a 5' circle)

      *Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris)

      *Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris)

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

      Xestus (Omicron Velorum)




      Vesta



      Mo (7 Aquarii)

      *Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      Hole-in-a-Cluster (NGC 6811 Cygni; open cluster)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

      *Rotanev (Beta Delphini)

      Kwa Chaou (Zeta Delphini)

      *Dhanishtra (Theta Delphini)

      Al Amud al Salib (Iota Delphini)

      Pae Chaou (Kappa Delphini)

      HD 195019 (Delphini; has planets)

      *Alnair (Alpha Gruis)

      *EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)



      Chiron



      Luyten 789-6 (EZ Aquarii; nearby star)

      Deneb (aka Deneb Adige; Alpha Cygni)

      Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)

      Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus)




      North Node



      Manuqdewata (Beta Apodis)

      Martlet (Gamma Apodis)

      Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      Stingray Nebula (Henize 3-1357 Arae)

      *Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi)

      Kepler's Star (SN 1604 Ophiuchi;supernova)

      Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6339 Ophiuchi)

      Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      Pismis 24 (Scorpii; open cluster)

      *War and Peace Nebula (NGC 6357 Scorpii)

      Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)



      South Node



      QZ Aurigae

      T Aurigae

      TX Columbae (cataclysmic variables)

      Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis; part of Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      Hatsya (Iota Orionis)

      Meissa (Lambda Orionis)

      Khad Prior (Phi-1 Orionis)

      Khad Posterior (Phi-2 Orionis)

      Ensis (M-42 Orionis; the Great Nebula of Orion)

      HD 40307 (Pictoris; has planets)

      Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)



      Mark A. Holmes
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