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Fixed star alignments (March 25, 2012)

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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 *Anfal (51 Andromedae) *Comet Planetary (NGC
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      As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00' orb).


      *Anfal (51 Andromedae)

      *Comet Planetary (NGC 1350 Fornacis, nebula).

      *Deltotron (Beta Trianguli)

      *Lucida Trianguli Minor (6 Trianguli; the brightest star in the obsolete constellation Triangulum Minor, the Little Triangle)


      Izar (Epsilon Bootis)

      Ma Wei  (Delta Centauri)

      *Dhanab Al Shuja (Gamma Hydrae)

      Maenalus (Tau Virginis; marks the obsolete constellation Mons Maenalus, Mount Maenalus)


      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      *Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)


      -Kae Uh  (Omicron Aquarii)

      HD 210277 (Aquarii; has planets)

      Helix Nebula (NGC 7293 Aquarii)

      Nova Cygni 1920 (V476 Cygni; cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Al Uzza (Upsilon Gruis)

      *Al Lat (Phi Gruis)

      Shay Show  (Epsilon Hydri)

      Enif  (Epsilon Pegasi)

      Tien Kang (Delta Piscis Austrini) 

      *NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; elliptical galaxy)


      AM Herculis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Alathfar (Mu Lyrae)

      Umlindi Welinsizunu (Gamma Mensae)

      AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Nanto (Phi Sagittarii)

      Ioannina (Alpha Scuti)

      FV Scuti

      FH Serpentis (cataclysmic variables)


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien-Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)


      *Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      *Kurdah (Xi Cephei)

      *IX Draconis (cataclysmic variable)

      *Acamar (Theta Eridani)

      *Machina Electrica (Omega Fornacis; marks the obsolete constellation Machina
      Electrica, the Electrical Generator)

      *NGC 326 (Piscium; galaxy with colliding black holes)


      *Einstein Cross (QSO 2237+0305 Pegasi; a quasar located behind a galaxy in line
      of sight so that its light appears as four points of light)


      Chernozem (Zeta Chamaeleontis)

      Shapley's Ring (Shapley 1 Normae; planetary nebula)

      Al Niyat (Sigma Scorpii)

      M-80  (Scorpii; globular cluster)-


      *Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662 Andromedae)

      *Alderamin (Alpha Cephei)

      *Phicareus (Epsilon Cephei)

      *Y Star Prototype (CFBDSJ005910.83-011401.3 Ceti; supercool brown dwarf considered the prototype for a possible new class of stars, type Y)

      *Bi (Chi Pegasi)

      *Van Maanen's Star (HIP 3829 Piscium)


      Sadalachbia  (Gamma Aquarii)

      Ruchba  (Omega-2 Cygni)

      Piazzi's Flying Star  (61 Cygni; nearby star)

      Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 Cygni)

      Methuselah Nebula (MWP [Motch-Werner-Pakull] 1 Cygni, an unusually long-lived planetary nebula)

      Biham (Theta Pegasi)

      CC Sculptoris (cataclysmic variable)

      North Node

      *Cor Chamaeleontis (Delta-1 and 2 Chamaeleontis)

      -Chernozem (Zeta Chamaeleontis)

      Shapley's Ring (Shapley 1 Normae; planetary nebula)

      *M-80 (Scorpii; globular cluster

      South Node

      *FT Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      *AM Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

      *The Little Queen (Harrington STAR 25 Draconis; a small asterism that looks somewhat like the W pattern in Cassiopeia)

      *Adid Australis (Epsilon Persei)

      Kapteyn's Star (VZ Pictoris)

      *Prima Hyadum (Gamma Tauri, in the Hyades)

      Secunda Hyadum (Delta-1 Tauri)

      Kleeia (Delta-3 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Phaeo (Theta-1 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Ati (Psi Tauri)

      *Calyce (Omega-2 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      *Ambrosia (58 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      Polyxo (71 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      T Tauri (archetypal T Tauri variable star)

      *Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514 Tauri)

      Struve's Lost Nebula (NGC 1554 Tauri)

      Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555 Tauri)

      Mark A. Holmes   

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