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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 7:27 pm
    Link: Your Birthday Star - 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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    Electric Male 18-29
    449 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 7:29 pm
    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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    iLostTheMoon Male 18-29
    100 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 7:30 pm
    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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    Cheese King Male 18-29
    1031 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 7:48 pm
    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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    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 7:50 pm
    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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    Kathryn137 Female 13-17
    382 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 8:36 pm
    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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    Kathryn137 Female 13-17
    382 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 8:37 pm
    Joe: When is your birthday? )-|
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    Kathryn137 Female 13-17
    382 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 8:38 pm
    Because your report is exactly the same as mine! :-D
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    Joe0810Zep Male 13-17
    344 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 8:45 pm
    August 10th, yours?
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    shortone_ Female 18-29
    234 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 8:50 pm
    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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    rufio Female 18-29
    452 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 9:07 pm
    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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    Kathryn137 Female 13-17
    382 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 9:25 pm
    April 23 :-P
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    Kathryn137 Female 13-17
    382 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 9:31 pm
    Way cool! :-D
    I never knew i-am-bored.com was also Youthink.com! :-D
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    YoSassy Female 18-29
    486 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 10:11 pm
    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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    lushuz Female 18-29
    319 posts
    December 15, 2003 at 11:09 pm
    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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    omega_ma Male 18-29
    306 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 1:41 am

    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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    ambenn122 Female 18-29
    89 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 6:47 am
    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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    Rodeo-Rosie Female 18-29
    175 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:30 am
    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.

  19. Profile photo of Staygold82
    Staygold82 Female 18-29
    582 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:30 pm
    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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    iamthecheese Female 13-17
    7 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:52 pm
    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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    Tonks Female 18-29
    232 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 3:57 pm
    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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    PrincessXTC Female 18-29
    255 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 5:05 pm
    That`s cool. Thanks for posting the link.
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    bean_stopper Male 18-29
    154 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:05 pm
    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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    *=sparky=* Female 13-17
    189 posts
    December 16, 2003 at 7:08 pm
    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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    Orion Male 30-39
    3 posts
    January 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    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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