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Fixed star alignments (May 13, 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 *Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40 Cephei) *Zaurak
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2012
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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




      *Bow-Tie Nebula (NGC 40 Cephei)

      *Zaurak (Gamma Eridani)

      *UV Persei (cataclysmic variable aka nova)

      Ushakaron (Xi Tauri)

      *Esat (5 Tauri)

      Psalterium (10 Tauri)



      Saturn 


      Arcturus (Alpha Bootis)

      Nekkar (Beta Bootis)

      Hemalein Secunda (Sigma Bootis)

      *Robur (PP Carinae; in the obsolete constellation Robur Carolinum, Charles' Oak)

      Securis (Psi Hydrae)

      Spica (Alpha Virginis)








      Uranus


      Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396 Cephei)

      Skull Nebula (NGC 246 Ceti)

      Pegasus 2 Cluster (NGC 7720, et al, Pegasi; galaxy cluster)

      Lucida Reticuli (Alpha Reticuli)




      Neptune



      *Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      Kae Uh  (Omicron Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

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

      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)

      *Dahlgren's Star  (V533 Herculis; cataclysmic variable)

      Umlindi Welinsizunu (Gamma Mensae)

      AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Facies (M-22 Sagittarii; star cluster)

      Ioannina (Alpha Scuti)

      FV Scuti

      FH Serpentis (cataclysmic variables)






      Eris


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Tien-Ke (Theta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)



      Ceres



      *Anfal  (51 Andromedae)

      *WX Arietis (cataclysmic variables)

      *Cih  (Gamma Cassiopeiae)

      *Zibal (Zeta Eridani)

      *Comet Planetary  (NGC 1350 Fornacis, nebula)

      *Deltotron  (Beta Trianguli)

      *Trinacria (Gamma Trianguli)

      *Tianda Jiangjun  (Delta Trianguli)





      Pallas



      *Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946 Cephei)

      *Azelfafage  (Pi-1 Cygni)

      *Scheat (Beta Pegasi)

      *IP Pegasi (cataclysmic variable)

      *Testudo  (30 Piscium; marks the obsolete constellation Testudo the Turtle)



      Juno



      *RCW 86 (SN 185  Centauri; remnant of a supernova observed in the year 185)

      *Autochthon (Gamma Chamaeleontis)

      *Kornephoros (Beta Herculis)

      Rutilicus (Zeta Herculis)

      Kajam (Omega Herculis)

      Thusia (Gamma Lupi)

      Keyhole Planetary (MRSL 252 Normae; nebula)




      Vesta 



      *Velikovskaya  (BD +20°307 Arietis; has a dust cloud orbiting it that may have been caused by planets colliding with one another)

      *Alphirk (Beta Cassiopeiae)

      *DK Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Caph (Beta Cephei)

      *79 Ceti (has planets)

      *Fornacis (Alpha Fornacis)

      *Chi 1-2-3  (Chi-1,Chi-2,and Chi-3 Fornacis; aka Harrington STAR 2; a small asterism)



      Chiron



      Skat (Delta Aquarii)

      Sadalajir (Zeta-1 Aquarii)

      Situla (Kappa Aquarii)

      Seat (Pi Aquarii)

      IL Aquarii (has planets)

      Ross 780 (Gliese 876 Aquarii;has planets)

      North America Nebula (NGC 7000 Cygni)

      *Magic Carpet Nebula  (NGC 7027 Cygni)

      *Kin Yu  (Epsilon Doradus)




      North Node


      Zamindar (Beta Chamaeleontis)

      Cor Chamaeleontis (Delta-1 and 2 Chamaeleontis)

      Mamajek 1 (Eta Chameleontis and associated star cluster)

      Zodet's Planetary (ESO:135-PN4 Circini; nebula)

      Turtle Nebula (NGC 6210 Herculis)

      IM Normae (cataclysmic variable)

      Marfik (Lambda Ophiuchi)

      Jabbah (Nu Scorpii)



      South Node


      Caelibes (Zeta Caeli)

      FT Camelopardalis (cataclysmic variable)

      Pazmino's Cluster (Stock 23 Camelopardalis; open cluster)

      AM Cassiopeiae (cataclysmic variable)

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

      Sceptrum (53 Eridani)

      Adid Borealis (Delta Persei)

      Adid Media (Nu Persei)

      Menkib (Xi Persei)

      Seif Australis (Psi Persei)

      California Nebula (NGC 1499 Persei)

      Prima Hyadum (Gamma Tauri, in the Hyades)

      Kallichore (Omega-1 Tauri, in the Hyades)

      Atlantida (37 Tauri)




      Mark A. Holmes  
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