Your Birthday Star

Submitted by: buddy 13 years ago Science
http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/

The light you see from your birthday star today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born
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Male 3
From what I can tell, the link doesn't work any more. There is an Apple iPhone app called Birthday Star that will tell you what your Birthday Star is as well.
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Female 189
Your birthday star has the common name Altair. It is in the constellation Aquila. It has the name α (Alpha) Aquilae in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 53 Aquilae in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1950+0852 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 0.77 meaning that it is one of the brightest stars in the sky! It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 19:50:47
Declination 8:52:6

This star is 16.7 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Male 154
Your birthday star is in the constellation Eridanus. It is called 40 Eridani in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0415-0739 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.43 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 4:15:16.3
Declination -7:39:10.3

This star is 16.4 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 255
That`s cool. Thanks for posting the link.
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Female 232
Your birthday star is in the constellation Hercules. It has the name ¥ì (Mu) Herculis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 86 Herculis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1746+2743 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 3.42 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 17:46:27.5
Declination 27:43:14.4

This star is 27.4 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 7
Your birthday star has the common name Kruger 60. It is called NS 2227+5741 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 9.79 meaning that you would need a telescope to see this star. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 22:27:59.5
Declination 57:41:45.2

This star is 13.1 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 582
Your birthday star is in the constellation Bootes. It has the name ¥ö (Chi) Bootis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 37 Bootis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1451+1906 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.7 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 14:51:23.4
Declination 19:6:1.7

This star is 22.1 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 175
Your birthday star:

Your birthday star is in the constellation Bootes. It has the name χ (Chi) Bootis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 37 Bootis in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1451+1906 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.7 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 14:51:23.4
Declination 19:6:1.7

This star is 22.1 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 89
Your birthday star has the common name Fomalhaut. It is called NS 2257-2937 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 1.15 meaning that it is one of the brightest stars in the sky! It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 22:57:39.1
Declination -29:37:20

This star is 25.0 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.


:-) Oh yeah, my star is one of the brightest in the sky! That`s because I`m so old I guess. :-?

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Male 306

Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco. It has the name ¥ò (Sigma) Draconis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 61 Draconis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1932+6939 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.67 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 19:32:21.6
Declination 69:39:40.2

This star is 18.8 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth

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Female 319
Your birthday star:

Your birthday star is in the constellation Pavo. It has the name ä (Delta) Pavonis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 2008-6610 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 3.55 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 20:8:43.6
Declination -66:10:55.5

This star is 19.9 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Female 486
Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco. It has the name ¥ò (Sigma) Draconis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 61 Draconis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1932+6939 in the NStars database.

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Female 382
Way cool! :-D
I never knew i-am-bored.com was also Youthink.com! :-D
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Female 382
April 23 :-P
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Female 452
Your birthday star is in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is called 36 Ophiuchi in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1715-2636 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.32 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):
Right ascension 17:15:21
Declination -26:36:10.2

This star is 19.5 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

Neato.

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Female 234
This is such a cool site, what a great concept! I`ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I`ll have to keep checking my birthday star.
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Male 344
August 10th, yours?
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Female 382
Because your report is exactly the same as mine! :-D
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Female 382
Joe: When is your birthday? )-|
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Female 382
Your birthday star:

Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 12.4 meaning that you would need a telescope to see this star. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 0:49:9.9
Declination 5:23:19

This star is 14.1 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Male 344
Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 12.4 meaning that you would need a telescope to see this star. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):
Right ascension 0:49:9.9
Declination 5:23:19

This star is 14.1 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Male 1,031
Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco. It has the name σ (Sigma) Draconis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 61 Draconis in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1932+6939 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.67 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 19:32:21.6
Declination 69:39:40.2

This star is 18.8 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Male 100
Your birthday star is in the constellation Eridanus. It is called 40 Eridani in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0415-0739 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.43 meaning that you could see this star with the naked eye in good viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 4:15:16.3
Declination -7:39:10.3

This star is 16.4 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth

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Male 449
Your birthday star:

Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco. It has the name ¥ò (Sigma) Draconis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 61 Draconis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1932+6939 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.67 meaning that you could just see this star with the naked eye under the best viewing conditions. It is marked in the center of this star chart, at celestial coordinates (J2000 equinox):

Right ascension 19:32:21.6
Declination 69:39:40.2

This star is 18.8 light years away, which means that the light we see from it today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born. Come back in a month or two and your birthday star may change, as the light from more distant stars reaches Earth.

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Male 10,115
Link: Your Birthday Star [Rate Link] - The light you see from your birthday star today set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born

:-)

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