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80 Responses to Find Your Birthday Star

  1. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 8:16 pm
    Link: Find Your Birthday Star - The light you see from this star started its journey on your birth date.
  2. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    August 22, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    I`d look for it if I knew where this constellation was...

    /photos/f_photo/C14163937581140f_photo.jpg

    Your birthday star is in the constellation Pavo. It has the name ã (Gamma) Pavonis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 2126-6521 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 4.22 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 21:26:26.6
    Declination -65:21:58.3

    This star is 30.0 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.

  3. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:35 am
    "Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco. It has the name σ (Sigma) Draconis"

    And it`s apparently 18.8 light years away...

  4. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:36 am
    o.O the symbol turned up all weird!
  5. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:44 am
    Your birthday star is in the constellation Cetus. It has the name τ (Tau) Ceti in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 52 Ceti in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0144-1556 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 3.49 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 1:44:4.1
    Declination -15:56:14.9

    This star is 11.9 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.

  6. Profile photo of DrFeelGood10
    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:48 am
    i still don`t get how scientists know how many light years away something is.
  7. Profile photo of deceptaconxx
    deceptaconxx Female 70 & Over
    23 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:48 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.

  8. Profile photo of HolyDiabl0
    HolyDiabl0 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:13 am
    http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthsta...

    Your birthday star is in the constellation Pavo. It has the name δ (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.

  9. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Your birthday star has the common name Pollux. It is in the constellation Gemini.
    It has visual magnitude 1.16 meaning that it is one of the brightest stars in the sky!

    Right ascension 7:45:19
    Declination 28:1:34.3

    This star is 33.7 light years away

  10. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
    568 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:21 am
    Map

    Your birthday star is in the constellation Ursa Major. It is called 61 Ursae Majoris in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 1141+3412 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 5.31 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 11:41:3
    Declination 34:12:5.9

    This star is 30.9 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.

  11. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:36 am
    Interesting, but ultimately boring.
  12. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:39 am
    Your Birthday Star:

    Your birthday star has the common name Luyten`s Star. It is called NS 0727+0513 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 9.85 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 7:27:24.5
    Declination 5:13:32.9

    This star is 12.4 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.

  13. Profile photo of cocainelines
    cocainelines Male 18-29
    20 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:40 am
    i wont come back
  14. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:02 am
    And yet I learned nothing...
  15. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:07 am
    Whoa that`s cool.
    I have a star with the same birthday as me!
  16. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:14 am
    Your birthday star is in the constellation Draco.

    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.

    That`s pretty cool :-)

  17. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:24 am
    Um....not quite, loljessifa, but thanks for playing. )-|

    Anyhow: " birthday star is in the constellation Lepus. It has the name ¥ã (Gamma) Leporis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 13 Leporis in the Historia C©«lestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0544-2226 A in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 3.59 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 5:44:27.8
    Declination -22:26:54.2

    This star is 29.2 light years away"

    This is probably one of the most awesome sites I`ve seen posted here recently. :-D

  18. Profile photo of happyshopper
    happyshopper Male 18-29
    292 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 5:49 am
    wow... mine was the sun
  19. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 7:18 am
    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

  20. Profile photo of ZenDragon
    ZenDragon Female 18-29
    229 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 7:56 am
    Your birthday star is in the constellation Hydrus. It has the name β (Beta) Hydri in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 0025-7715 in the NStars database.
  21. Profile photo of ZenDragon
    ZenDragon Female 18-29
    229 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:06 am
    "i still don`t get how scientists know how many light years away something is."

    Geometric parallax?

  22. Profile photo of zintosion
    zintosion Male 13-17
    400 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:15 am
    Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database.
  23. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:21 am
    I`m your birthday star, babycakes.
  24. Profile photo of toneman
    toneman Male 30-39
    527 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:28 am
    Okay...someone explain something to me. If the light from this star started its journey about the same time I was born and it is that distance in light years away from our blue marble, that would mean that the light is just arriving to our blue marble. This being the case, it is not possible that someone has identified and named this star as it is a new element of the night`s sky, right?! This is BS!
  25. Profile photo of Factoid
    Factoid Male 18-29
    148 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:36 am
    This is probably the most important thing I`ve ever known. Or maybe not.

    DrFeelGood: Look for "redshift" in wiki or somewhere else.
    toneman: You are either kidding or you didn`t get the idea?

  26. Profile photo of Factoid
    Factoid Male 18-29
    148 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:41 am
    happyshopper: For a person that is ~8 minutes old, you can use a computer quite well.
  27. Profile photo of MelEE34
    MelEE34 Female 13-17
    75 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:45 am
    NS 1805+0230 A
    What imaginative names! Has anyone seen Roxanne?
  28. Profile photo of treli13
    treli13 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 8:54 am
    i am bored just made me more bored..
  29. Profile photo of errington07
    errington07 Male 13-17
    18 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 9:07 am
    i`m confused
  30. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 9:11 am
    Toneman: "Okay...someone explain something to me. If the light from this star started its journey about the same time I was born and it is that distance in light years away from our blue marble, that would mean that the light is just arriving to our blue marble. This being the case, it is not possible that someone has identified and named this star as it is a new element of the night`s sky, right?! This is BS!"

    It`s not when the star was born, it`s when the light, leaving that star that you`re seeing right now, left.

    If you were born in 1970, the light from 1970 given off by the star they show you, is just reaching us now.

    Only problem is, your "Birthday Star" will change quite frequently...

  31. Profile photo of pffffttttt1
    pffffttttt1 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 9:57 am
    Your birthday star has the common name Kapteyn`s Star. It is called NS 0511-4501 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 8.85 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 5:11:40.6
    Declination -45:1:6.4

    This star is 12.8 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.

    couldnt be bothered to read it all.

  32. Profile photo of Contrast
    Contrast Female 13-17
    54 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 10:41 am
    Your birthday star has the common name Altair. It is in the constellation Aquila. It has the name ¥á (Alpha) Aquilae in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 53 Aquilae in the Historia C©«lestis 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.

  33. Profile photo of Contrast
    Contrast Female 13-17
    54 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 10:41 am
    In Chinese mythology, there is a love story of Qi Xi in which Niu Lang (Altair) and his two children (Aquila -¦Â and -¦Ã) are separated forever from their mother Zhi N¨¹ (Vega) who is on the far side of the river, the Milky Way. The Japanese Tanabata festival is also based on this legend.
  34. Profile photo of ItMakesToast
    ItMakesToast Female 13-17
    103 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 11:06 am
    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.

  35. Profile photo of KillerDuck
    KillerDuck Female 13-17
    16 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 11:13 am
    ItMakesToast
    you stole my birthday star lolz.
  36. Profile photo of Meglet
    Meglet Female 13-17
    159 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 11:51 am
    Thursday, August 23, 2007 8:15:38 AM
    "Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database."

    Haha, yours is the same as mine!

  37. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 11:58 am
    A one word comment from me: "cool".
  38. Profile photo of Killa_JC
    Killa_JC Male 13-17
    33 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    ..... You both stole my star.. anyway this is what it looks like

    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.

    Yay! thats what my star is! My star looks awesome!

  39. Profile photo of Axium
    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    tha`s kinda neat.
  40. Profile photo of Yorgler
    Yorgler Male 13-17
    194 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    Your birthday star has the common name Altair. It is in the constellation Aquila. It has the name ¥á (Alpha) Aquilae in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 53 Aquilae in the Historia C©«lestis 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!

  41. Profile photo of Yorgler
    Yorgler Male 13-17
    194 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    whoa Contrast we have the same star!
  42. Profile photo of ARC123
    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:42 pm
    Mine was "commonly known as van Maanen`s star". I`d look for it, but a) I don`t have a powerful telescope (i need one to see it according to them :-P) and b) I have no idea where it is!
  43. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:49 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.

  44. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database. Your birthday star is 14.1 light years away.
  45. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    that was really cool
  46. Profile photo of atziluth
    atziluth Male 13-17
    59 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 1:51 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

  47. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    mmkayy.
  48. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm
    God people, you dont have to copy paste the WHOLE result.

    Mine was `Hydrus`

  49. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    If you copy the whole thing, you can tell how old someone is by checking it ^^

    ... it`s interesting to me. Leave me alone. *hides*

  50. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    it makes toast,killer duck and killa jc, get lost 40
    Eridani is MY STAR
  51. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    Atziluth, That`s my star too! :D
  52. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    `40 Eridani (also known as Omicron2 Eridani, or Keid, from the Arabic word qayd, (egg) shells)`

    omicron2 eridani is a better name

  53. Profile photo of WolfStar
    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    That`s really cool. Mine`s Draco. (There seem to be quite a few people on here with Draco). 18.8 light years away.
  54. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    I am in the star of Draco or something.
  55. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    woohoo.

    all the trouble inthe world like global warming and war and the scientists are on about birthday stars

  56. Profile photo of AlucardZero
    AlucardZero Male 13-17
    19 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    van Maanen`s Star. 14 light years away. The older you are, the more light years, of course >_>
  57. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    Your birthday star is in the constellation Cetus. It has the name τ (Tau) Ceti in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 52 Ceti in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0144-1556 in the NStars database.
    It has visual magnitude 3.49 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 1:44:4.1
    Declination -15:56:14.9

    This star is 11.9 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.

  58. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 6:00 pm
    Bootes. Not bad. :-D
  59. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 6:01 pm
    mine is krugor 60
  60. Profile photo of Brokenbones
    Brokenbones Male 18-29
    223 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 6:06 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.

  61. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    My birthday star is draco. as in draco malfoy.

    or not.

    o_o

  62. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 7:34 pm
    Cool, I actually know where my star is, the middle of the bow in Orion.
  63. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    August 23, 2007 at 7:55 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.

    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.

    But that`s only for now?
    Weak.

  64. Profile photo of Queen_Jay
    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
    241 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 12:00 am
    the page wont open for me
    ;-/
  65. Profile photo of TokenBabe
    TokenBabe Female 30-39
    533 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 12:14 am
    broken link already!!!!
  66. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 5:29 am
    who cares
  67. Profile photo of Alyan
    Alyan Female 18-29
    44 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    It`s working again..

    Your birthday star is in the constellation Cassiopeia. It has the name η (Eta) Cassiopeiae in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is also called 24 Cassiopeiae in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0049+5748 A in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 3.46 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 0:49:6.3
    Declination 57:48:54.7

    This star is 19.4 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.

  68. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    August 24, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    sigma draconis.

    too bad i will never see it. lol.

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    SPANDEXcelen Female 18-29
    70 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 1:22 am
    My star is one of the brightest in the sky.
    XD
  70. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 2:01 am
    Hooray 40 Eridani!
  71. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 3:39 am
    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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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 6:33 am
    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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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 6:35 am
    Am I the only person here who has a Kruger 60?
  74. Profile photo of sophiemichel
    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 8:00 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):

  75. Profile photo of Queen_Jay
    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
    241 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 11:35 pm
    Your birthday star is in the constellation Pavo. It has the name δ (Delta) Pavonis in Johann Bayer`s Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 2008-6610 in the NStars database.
  76. Profile photo of not_alone
    not_alone Female 13-17
    12 posts
    August 26, 2007 at 4:45 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.

  77. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    August 26, 2007 at 9:12 pm
    Your Birthday Star:

    Your birthday star has the common name Giclas 051-015. It is called NS 0829+2646 in the NStars database.

    It has visual magnitude 14.9 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 8:29:49.5
    Declination 26:46:37

    This star is 11.8 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.

  78. Profile photo of MARSAS
    MARSAS Female 18-29
    1 post
    August 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm
    why is the link broken? :(
    • Profile photo of Orion
      Orion Male 30-39
      3 posts
      January 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm
      From what I can tell, they took it down. There is an iOS app called Birthday Star that will tell you what your Birthday Star is as well.
      • Profile photo of Orion
        Orion Male 30-39
        3 posts
        January 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm
        By iOS, I mean Apple iPhone app.

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