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Your Birthday Star!
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Your Birthday Star:

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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Neat! Here's the text:

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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Posted 7/8/14


This is pretty neat. Thanks for pointing me to this thing, -Gothique-.
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OP nuked (plus this wasn't really a game), therefore closed.
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