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Fixed star alignments (July 31, 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 Adhil (Xi Andromedae) Adhab (Upsilon
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31 2:16 PM
      As of midnight GMT.

      Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00'
      orb).




      Jupiter



      Adhil (Xi Andromedae)

      Adhab (Upsilon Andromedae; has planets)

      *The Fath (NGC 708 Andromedae; elliptical galaxy)

      Schedir (Alpha Cassiopeiae)

      *Kaffaljidhma (Gamma Ceti)

      M-77 (Ceti; maser)

      Lucida Doradus (Alpha Doradus)

      Azha (Eta Eridani)




      Saturn



      Alchita (Alpha Corvi)

      Minkar (Epsilon Corvi)

      *The Stargate (Harrington STAR 20 Corvi; asterism)

      Kien Mun (Omicron Hydrae)

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

      Octopus Nebula (Drilling 1 Velorum)

      Auva (Delta Virginis)




      Uranus



      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)

      *Galactic South Pole (Sculptoris)



      Neptune



      Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)



      Pluto




      DQ Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Kaus Medius (Delta Sagittarii)

      Kaus Australis (Epsilon Sagittarii)

      Tow (21 Sagittarii)

      Omega Nebula (M-17 Sagittarii)

      *Little Star Cloud (M-24 Sagittarii)

      Sagittarius X-4 (2U 1820-30 Sagittarii; deep-space X-ray source)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)

      Tang (Eta Serpentis)

      HD 168443 (Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda, has planets)

      Eagle Nebula (M-16 Serpentis; in Serpens Cauda)

      We (Alpha Telescopii)

      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)



      Eris



      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)



      Ceres


      The Flying Minnow (Harrington STAR 4 Aurigae; asterism)

      Deneb Kaitos Schemali (Iota Ceti)

      Galactic North Pole (Comae Berenices)

      RR Coronae Borealis

      AF Cygni (cataclysmic variables)

      NGC 1399 (Fornacis; galaxy)

      Brolga (Rho Gruis)

      Manus Justitia (10 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellation Manus Justitia,
      the Hand of Justice)

      Kerb (Tau Pegasi)

      NGC 7457 (Pegasi; galaxy with black hole)

      NGC 7742 (Pegasi; elliptical galaxy with black hole)

      Gliese 86 (Phoenicis; has planets)

      WZ Sagittarii (cataclysmic variable)

      Lucida Sculptoris (Alpha Sculptoris)

      Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 Sculptoris)

      Tsien Ta Tseang (10 Trianguli)

      Shalish (12 Trianguli)

      Nili Donum (14 Trianguli)

      ER Ursae Majoris

      W Ursae Majoris (cataclysmic variables)



      Pallas



      *Oculus (Pi Capricorni)

      *Bos (Rho Capricorni)

      *Rho Indi (has planets)

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

      Tarantula Nebula(NGC 2070 Doradus)

      *LU Vulpeculae

      LV Vulpeculae (cataclysmic variables)

      *Cloverleaf Nebula (IRAS 19477+2401 Vulpeculae)




      Juno



      *Asellus Secundus (Iota Bootis)

      *Asellus Tertius (Kappa Bootis)

      *Champagne Supernova (SN 2003 fg Bootis)

      *AL Comae Berenices

      *GO Comae Berenices

      *IR Comae Berenices (cataclysmic variables)

      Markeb (Kappa Velorum)

      *M-84 (Virginis; elliptical galaxy with suspected black hole)

      *The Nonet (NGC 4438 Virginis)

      *The Eyes NGC 4435/4438 Virginis; pair of galaxies)



      Vesta



      Mo (7 Aquarii)

      *Dorsum (Theta Capricorni)

      *Veil Nebula (NGC 6960 Cygni)

      *Cygnus X-1 (HDE 226868 Cygni; famous black hole)

      Al Kaud (Eta Delphini)




      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



      Huma (Delta Apodis)

      Imad (Theta Ophiuchi)

      Wajrik (Xi Ophiuchi)

      Bug Nebula (NGC 6302 Scorpii)

      Cotton Candy Nebula (CRL 6815 Scorpii)

      *Spindle Nebula (IRAS 17106-3046 Scorpii)

      Atria (Alpha Trianguli Australe)




      South Node



      Capella (Alpha Aurigae)

      Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)

      Lucida Camelopardalis (Beta Camelopardalis)

      Arneb (Alpha Leporis)

      Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      *Saif al Jabbar (Eta Orionis)

      Thabit (Upsilon Orionis)

      S Orionis (Mira-type variable)



      Mark A. Holmes
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