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Fixed star alignments (May 19, 2013)

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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 *Capella (Alpha Aurigae) *Flaming Star Nebula
    Message 1 of 1 , May 20, 2013
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      As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a
      1 00' orb).


      *Capella (Alpha Aurigae)
      *Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 Aurigae)
      *Lucida Camelopardalis (Beta Camelopardalis)
      *Radioactive Turd (WISEPC J045853.90+643451.9 Camelopardalis; the first ultracool brown dwarf discovered by NASA's WISE space telescope. It has a high hydrogen sulfide content and glows green in the enhanced view astronomers use in infrared telescopes, hence my nickname.)
      *Arneb (Alpha Leporis)

      *Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis)

      *Thabit (Upsilon Orionis)
      *S Orionis
      *Fictus (Gamma Pictoris)


      Simiram (Omega Carinae)

      OY Carinae (cataclysmic variable)

      Centaurus A (NGC 5128 Centauri; galaxy which is a powerful radio source)

      Boomerang Nebula (ESO 172-7 Centauri; noted for its exceptional coldness)

      Gacrux (Gamma Crucis)
      *Decrux (Delta Crucis)
      Khambalia (Lambda Virginis)

      OU Virginis (cataclysmic variable)

      Triple Quasar Alpha (LBQS 1429-008 Virginis; the first triple quasar discovered)

      SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)


      *Deneb Algenubi (Eta Ceti)
      CP Lacertae (cataclysmic variable)
      *DI Lacertae (cataclysmic variables)

      Luyten 789-6 (EZ Aquarii; nearby star)

      Deneb (aka Deneb Adige; Alpha Cygni)

      Egg Nebula (CRL 2688 Cygni)
      (CRL = Cambridge Research Laboratory (Infrared Survey) catalog)

      Seagull Nebula (NGC 2032 Doradus; open cluster with nebulosity)

      KL Draconis (cataclysmic variable)


      *Alathfar (Mu Lyrae)
      HD 181433 (Pavonis; has planets)
      *Nanto (Phi Sagittarii)

      Ross 154 (V1216 Sagittarii; nearby star)

      Delta Scuti (variable star)


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)

      Mark A. Holmes

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