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Fixed star alignments (May 29, 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 30, 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)

      Cepheus Flare (Sharpless 2-136 Cephei; nebula)

      *BO Ceti (cataclysmic variable)

      *Himiko (Ceti; a vast body of radiation-emitting intergalactic gas)

      *Alrisha(Alpha Piscium)

      Torcularis Septentrionalis (Omicron Piscium)

      *Anunitum (Tau Piscium)

      *Kuton (Upsilon Piscium)




      Saturn



      *Bgh (HR 5010 Comae Berenices)

      Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Corvi)

      Kien Mun (Omicron Hydrae)

      Al Haram (Mu Velorum)

      Porrima (Gamma Virginis)

      Auva (Delta Virginis)

      Vindemiatrix (Epsilon Virginis)




      Uranus



      *Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      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)

      Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sagittarii)

      Tow (21 Sagittarii)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)




      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      *Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres


      *Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      *Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

      *Solarium (Beta Reticuli)



      Pallas



      *Albulaan Australis (Nu Aquarii)

      Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009 Aquarii)

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

      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




      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)




      Vesta



      Marakk (Zeta Capricorni)

      *Sualocin (Alpha Delphini)

      *Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      *Aldhanab (Gamma Gruis)

      *Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      *Tien Tsien (Iota Puppis)

      EF Tucanae (cataclysmic variable)




      Chiron



      Luyten 789-6 (EZ Aquarii; nearby star)

      Deneb (aka Deneb Adige; Alpha 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)

      *Cheerio Nebula (NGC 6337 Scorpii)

      War and Peace Nebula (NGC 6357 Scorpii)

      Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)




      South Node



      QZ Aurigae

      T Aurigae

      TX Columbae (cataclysmic variables)

      *Mintaka (Delta Orionis;part of Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      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)

      *El Nath (Beta Tauri)

      Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)






      Mark A. Holmes
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