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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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Hits: 5211 | Favorites: 7 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: Science | Date: 12/15/2003
 
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Female, 13-17, Southern US
 1272 Posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:08:44 PM
Your birthday star has the common name Altair. It is in the constellation Aquila. It has the name &#945; (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.


bean_stopper
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 11863 Posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:05:52 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.


PrincessXTC
Female, 18-29, Europe
 6622 Posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:05:09 PM
That's cool. Thanks for posting the link.

Tonks
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3313 Posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:57:49 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.


iamthecheese
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 10 Posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:52:50 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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