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Fixed star alignments (April 1, 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) *WX Arietis
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2012
      As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a 1 00' orb).



      Jupiter



      Anfal (51 Andromedae)

      *WX Arietis (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      *Cih (Gamma Cassiopeiae)

      *Black Hole Binary (3C75 Ceti)

      *Zibal (Zeta Eridani)

      Comet Planetary (NGC 1350 Fornacis, nebula).

      Deltotron (Beta Trianguli)

      *Trinacria (Gamma Trianguli)

      *Tianda Jiangjun (Delta Trianguli)



      Saturn 


      Izar (Epsilon Bootis)

      Ma Wei  (Delta Centauri)

      Dhanab Al Shuja (Gamma Hydrae)

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




      Uranus


      Al Agemim (Eta Cephei)

      Al Kidr (Theta Cephei)

      Ardhanari (Gamma Reticuli)



      Neptune


      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)

      *Lacaille 9352 (HD 217987.Piscis Austrini)

      NGC 7052 (Vulpeculae; elliptical galaxy)




       Pluto


      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)



      Eris


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Tien-Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      VV Cephei (cataclysmic variable)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres



      *M-32 (Andromedae; elliptical galaxy, companion of M-31, aka the Andromeda Galaxy, Vertex)

      *Iris Nebula (NGC 7023 Cephei)

      *NGC 1097 (Fornacis; galaxy with a black hole)

      *Alpherg (Eta Piscium)

      *Arit (Phi Piscium)



      Pallas



      *Psi-1 Aquarii (has planets)

      *Cheeseburger Nebula (NGC 7026 Cygni)

      *The Horseshoe (Harrington STAR 28 Cygni; small asterism)

      *Achernar (Alpha Eridani)

      *RU Horologii (cataclysmic variable)

      *Homan (Zeta Pegasi)

      *Ankaa (Alpha Phoenicis)




      Juno



      Chernozem (Zeta Chamaeleontis)

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

      M-80  (Scorpii; globular cluster)-



      Vesta 



      *Gladius Frederici (Iota Andromedae; the sword part of the obsolete constellation Frederici Honores, the Honors of Frederick)

      *Kruger 60 (DO Cephei; nearby star)

      *Altawk (Theta Ceti)

      *UV Ceti

      *Nodus Secundus (Delta Draconis)

      *Coruscatus (Nu Fornacis)

      *Babcock's Star (HD 215441 Lacertae)





      Chiron



      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)

      *IM Normae (cataclysmic variable)

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

      *Marfik (Lambda Ophiuchi)

      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)

      Phaeo (Theta-1 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      Ati (Psi Tauri)

      Calyce (Omega-2 Tauri; in the Hyades)

      Ambrosia (58 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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