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Fixed star alignments (December 18, 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) Mirach s Ghost
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 20, 2011
      As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00' orb).
      Mirach(Beta Andromedae)

      Mirach's Ghost (NGC 404 Andromedae; galaxy)
      Pearce's Star (AO Cassiopeiae)
      Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635 Cassiopeiae)
      Alsafi (Sigma Draconis)
      *Alrisha (Alpha Piscium)

      Markarian 1 (Piscium, galaxy w/black hole).
      Ma Wei  (Delta Centauri)
      Dhanab al Shuja  (Gamma Hydrae)
      *Maenalus  (Tau Virginis; marks the obsolete constellation Mons Maenalus, Mount Maenalus)
      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)
      Sellio (6 Lacertae; marks the obsolete constellatin Sellio the Newt)
      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)
      Atoms For Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252 Aquarii)

      Gienah (Epsilon Cygni)
      *Network Nebula (NGC 6992 Cygni)
      Tsuru (Theta Gruis)
      Ibycus (Iota Gruis)

      M-15 (Pegasi; densest known globular cluster)


      Vincla (Theta Coronae Australis)
      Cerberus (106 Herculis; marks the obsolete constellation by that name)
      Dahlgren's Star (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable)
      Kaus Borealis  (Lambda Sagittarii)
      Tow (21 Sagittarii)

      Clipeus (Zeta Scuti)
      Tang (Eta Serpentis)
      Ki (Delta-1 Telescopii)
      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)
      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)
      Tien-Ke (Theta Andromedae)
      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)
      SS Cygni (cataclysmic variable)
      *q1 Librae (has planets)
      *Simmah (Gamma Piscium)

      *Solarium (Beta Reticuli; marks the obsolete constellation Solarium the Sundial)

      *Galactopolaris Australis (Kappa-1 Sculptoris; the closest naked-eye star to the south galactic pole)

      *Albali (Epsilon Aquarii)  
      *AE Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)
      *Armus (Eta Capricorni)
      *Gliese 777A (Cygni;has planets)
      *Cygnus X-1 (HDE 226868 Cygni; famous black hole)

      *Xian-He (Xi Gruis)

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

      *47 Tucanae (NGC 104 Tucanae; globular cluster)

      *Radix Roburum  (I Carinae; marks the roots of the obsolete constellation Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak)
      *WX Centauri  (cataclysmic variable)
      *Rho Coronae Borealis (has planets)
      *Solitarius (58 Hydrae; marks the obsolete constellation Solitarius the Solitaire Bird)
      *Zubenalhakrabi (Gamma Librae)
      *Zubenalhakrabi Australis (Nu Librae)
      *Gliese 570 (Librae; has planets)
      *Chain-Link Nebula (IC 4406 Lupi)
      *Culex (Zeta-1 Muscae)
      *Qin (Delta Serpentis)
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