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Fixed star alignments (May 26, 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) *QZ Aurigae
    Message 1 of 1 , May 26, 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).


      Jupiter


      Capella (Alpha Aurigae)

      *QZ Aurigae (cataclysmic variable aka nova)
       
      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.)

      *Phact (Alpha Columbae)

      *TX Columbae (cataclysmic variable)

      *Mintaka (Delta Orionis; in Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      *Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis; in Cingula Orionis, Orion's Belt)

      *Ensis (M42/Theta Orionis; the Orion Nebula/Trapezium)

      *Hatsya (Iota Orionis)

      *Meissa (Lambda Orionis)
       
      Thabit (Upsilon Orionis)

      *Khad Prior (Phi-1 Orionis)
       
      S Orionis
       
      Fictus (Gamma Pictoris)

      *HD 40307 (Pictoris; has planets)

      *El Nath (Beta Tauri)



      Saturn



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

      Gacrux (Gamma Crucis)
       
      Decrux (Delta Crucis)

      *Quadrans (aka Ceginus; Phi Bootis; marks the obsolete constellation Quadrans Muralis the Mural Quadrant)

      Khambalia (Lambda Virginis)

      OU Virginis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)





      Uranus

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




      Neptune
       
       
       
      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)





      Pluto

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

      Ross 154 (V1216 Sagittarii; nearby star)

      Delta Scuti (variable star)



      Eris


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)




      Mark A. Holmes
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