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Fixed star alignments (June 5, 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 *Mirach (Beta Andromedae) *Pearce s Star (AO
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 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



      *Mirach (Beta Andromedae)

      *Pearce's Star (AO Cassiopeiae)

      *Mirach's Ghost (NGC 404 Andromedae; galaxy)

      *Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635 Cassiopeiae)

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

      *Alsafi (Sigma Draconis)

      Alrisha(Alpha Piscium)

      *Markarian 1 (Piscium, galaxy w/black hole).




      Saturn



      Bgh (HR 5010 Comae Berenices)

      Gienah Ghurab (Gamma Corvi)

      *Kien Mun (Omicron Hydrae)

      Al Haram (Mu Velorum)

      Porrima (Gamma Virginis)

      Vindemiatrix (Epsilon Virginis)




      Uranus



      *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      *Al Kidr (Theta 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)

      *Tang (Eta Serpentis)

      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)




      Ceres



      Fetus Nebula (NGC 7008 Cygni)

      *Lacerta Cauda (1 Lacertae)

      *BL Lacertae

      *Cosmic 6 Nebula (Abell 79 Lacertae)

      *Markab (Alpha Pegasi)

      *Sadalpheretz (Lambda Pegasi)

      *Sadalbari (Mu Pegasi)

      *51 Pegasi (has planets)

      *Pegasus 1 Cluster (NGC 7619, et al, Pegasi; galaxy cluster)

      *Corripio (Zeta Reticuli)

      *NGC 300 (Sculptoris; spiral gaalxy)



      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



      *Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum)

      *La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)

      *Tsze Tseang (Iota Leonis)

      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'




      Vesta



      *Al Ukud (Gamma Delphini)

      *HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)

      Al Salib (Delta Delphini)

      *HR Delphini (cataclysmic variable)

      *Hinnulus(Epsilon Equulei)

      *Tancho (Eta Gruis)

      *Ras Alkurki (Lambda Gruis)

      *Bakasura (Pi-2 Gruis)

      Ghost-Ring Nebula (IC 5148/5150 Gruis)

      *QU Vulpeculae (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)

      Karnot Mizbeach (Beta Arae)

      Zadok (Gamma Arae)

      Stingray Nebula (Henize 3-1357 Arae)

      *Kraz (Beta Corvi)

      *Grumium (Xi Draconis)

      Kepler's Star (SN 1604 Ophiuchi;supernova)

      Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6339 Ophiuchi)

      *Shaula (Lambda Scorpii)

      Lesath (Upsilon Scorpii)

      Walnut Nebula (IRAS 17245-3951 Scorpii)




      South Node



      QZ Aurigae

      T Aurigae (cataclysmic variables)

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

      *Adhafera (Zeta Leonis)

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

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

      Hatsya (Iota Orionis)

      Meissa (Lambda Orionis)

      *Puga (Sigma Orionis)

      Khad Prior (Phi-1 Orionis)

      Khad Posterior (Phi-2 Orionis)

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

      *Horsehead Nebula (IC 434 Orionis)

      HD 40307 (Pictoris; has planets)

      *Al Hecka (Zeta Tauri)

      *Tien Kuan (119 Tauri)

      Crab Nebula (M-1 Tauri)





      Mark A. Holmes
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