Find Your Birthday Star

Submitted by: KikiPeepers 9 years ago Science
http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/year.php

The light you see from this star started its journey on your birth date.
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Female 1
why is the link broken? :(
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Male 3
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.
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Male 3
By iOS, I mean Apple iPhone app.
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Male 447
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.

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Female 12
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 241
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.
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Female 217
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):

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Female 1,002
Am I the only person here who has a Kruger 60?
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Female 1,002
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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Male 2,005
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 404
Hooray 40 Eridani!
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Female 70
My star is one of the brightest in the sky.
XD
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Female 2,084
sigma draconis.

too bad i will never see it. lol.

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Female 44
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.

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Male 1,275
who cares
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Female 533
broken link already!!!!
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Female 241
the page wont open for me
;-/
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Female 878
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.

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Female 4,447
Cool, I actually know where my star is, the middle of the bow in Orion.
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Female 1,652
My birthday star is draco. as in draco malfoy.

or not.

o_o

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Male 223
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 1,890
mine is krugor 60
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Female 1,407
Bootes. Not bad. :-D
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Female 434
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.

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Male 19
van Maanen`s Star. 14 light years away. The older you are, the more light years, of course >_>
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Male 208
woohoo.

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

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Female 1,397
I am in the star of Draco or something.
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Female 455
That`s really cool. Mine`s Draco. (There seem to be quite a few people on here with Draco). 18.8 light years away.
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Female 1,299
`40 Eridani (also known as Omicron2 Eridani, or Keid, from the Arabic word qayd, (egg) shells)`

omicron2 eridani is a better name

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Female 579
Atziluth, That`s my star too! :D
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Female 1,299
it makes toast,killer duck and killa jc, get lost 40
Eridani is MY STAR
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Female 579
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*

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Male 2,216
God people, you dont have to copy paste the WHOLE result.

Mine was `Hydrus`

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Female 1,158
mmkayy.
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Male 59
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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Female 1,492
that was really cool
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Female 2,695
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.
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Female 674
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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Female 269
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!
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Male 194
whoa Contrast we have the same star!
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Male 194
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!

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Male 296
tha`s kinda neat.
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Male 33
..... 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!

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Male 382
A one word comment from me: "cool".
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Female 159
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!

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Female 16
ItMakesToast
you stole my birthday star lolz.
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Female 103
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 54
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.
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Female 54
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.

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Male 298
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.

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Male 4,746
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...

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Male 18
i`m confused
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Male 191
i am bored just made me more bored..
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Female 75
NS 1805+0230 A
What imaginative names! Has anyone seen Roxanne?
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Male 148
happyshopper: For a person that is ~8 minutes old, you can use a computer quite well.
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Male 148
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?

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Male 527
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!
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Male 2,720
I`m your birthday star, babycakes.
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Male 400
Your birthday star has the common name van Maanen`s Star. It is called NS 0049+0523 in the NStars database.
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Female 229
"i still don`t get how scientists know how many light years away something is."

Geometric parallax?

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Female 229
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.
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Female 525
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 292
wow... mine was the sun
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Male 4,246
Um....not quite, loljessifa, but thanks for playing. )-|

Anyhow: "[My] 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

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Female 963
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 :-)

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Female 264
Whoa that`s cool.
I have a star with the same birthday as me!
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Male 880
And yet I learned nothing...
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Male 20
i wont come back
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Female 679
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.

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Male 888
Interesting, but ultimately boring.
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Male 568
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.

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Male 112
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.

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Female 23
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 290
i still don`t get how scientists know how many light years away something is.
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Male 1,263
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.

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Female 2,244
I`d look for it if I knew where this constellation was...

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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.

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Female 2,244
Link: Find Your Birthday Star [Rate Link] - The light you see from this star started its journey on your birth date.
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