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Fixed star alignments (August 18, 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 *Al Agribah (Lambda Canis Majoris) *Najibah
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 18 12:00 AM
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      As of midnight GMT. Asterisks indicate alignments that weren't there a week ago today (with a
      1 00' orb).


      *Al Agribah (Lambda Canis Majoris)

      *Najibah (Theta Geminorum)

      *Alzirr (Xi Geminorum)

      *DN Geminorum (cataclysmic variable)

      *BT Monocerotis (cataclysmic variable)

      *COROT-7 (Monocerotis; has planets, including one, COROT-7b, where it rains rocks)

      Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264 Monocerotis; open cluster)

      *The Arrow Head (Harrington STAR 5 Monocerotis; a small asterism)


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

      *Boomerang Nebula (ESO 172-7 Centauri)

      *Gacrux (Gamma Crucis)

      Decrux (Delta Crucis)

      *OU Virginis (cataclysmic variable)

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

      SY Volantis (cataclysmic variable)


      Alderamin (Alpha Cephei)

      Deneb Algenubi (Eta Ceti)

      CP Lacertae
      DI Lacertae (cataclysmic variables)

      Bi (Chi Pegasi)

      Sadalmelek (Alpha Aquarii)

      Ancha (Theta Aquarii)

      FO Aquarii (cataclysmic variable)

      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)

      Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini)


      AM Herculis (cataclysmic variable)

      Umlindi Welinsizunu (Gamma Mensae)

      AQ Mensae (cataclysmic variable)

      Facies (M-22 Sagittarii)

      Ioannina (Alpha Scuti)

      FV Scuti

      FH Serpentis (cataclysmic variables)


      Saderazra (Delta Andromedae)

      Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

      Baten Kaitos (Zeta Ceti)

      Acamar (Theta Eridani)

      Mark A. Holmes
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