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spaceditto
2003-Mar-19, 09:41 PM
Well i just thought you guys/gals would like to look at your BirthStar,

http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/
since i am in the middle of making a chart of my own at work.

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TriangleMan
2003-Mar-19, 09:53 PM
Cool site. Sadly my star has magnitude 5+ so I'll never be able to see it (too much light pollution) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif

tjm220
2003-Mar-19, 09:54 PM
On 2003-03-19 16:53, TriangleMan wrote:
Cool site. Sadly my star has magnitude 5+ so I'll never be able to see it (too much light pollution) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif


Mines +6.42 /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif

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TriangleMan
2003-Mar-19, 09:56 PM
On 2003-03-19 16:54, tjm220 wrote:


On 2003-03-19 16:53, TriangleMan wrote:
Cool site. Sadly my star has magnitude 5+ so I'll never be able to see it (too much light pollution) /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif


Mines +6.42 /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif

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Well, I guess we'll have to wait a few months. Hopefully they'll change to brighter stars.

Doodler
2003-Mar-19, 10:13 PM
54 Orionis, 4.69... interesting. I might be able to catch this one.

ToSeek
2003-Mar-19, 10:21 PM
Alshain/Beta Aquilae
Magnitude 3.72!

Do I win a prize?

TriangleMan
2003-Mar-19, 10:33 PM
On 2003-03-19 17:21, ToSeek wrote:
Alshain/Beta Aquilae
Magnitude 3.72!

Do I win a prize?



Yes, you actually get to see your star! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

pmcolt
2003-Mar-19, 11:46 PM
Delta Pavonis, +3.55. I can't see it from here, though.

g99
2003-Mar-20, 12:24 AM
Mine: constellation Bootes: It has the name χ (Chi) Bootis

magnitude 4.7

Sept 22, 1981


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Dickenmeyer
2003-Mar-20, 12:54 AM
Beta Virginis mag 3.6 35.5 ly

And according to the voodoo set I'm a Virgo...
interesting...

Hale_Bopp
2003-Mar-20, 01:18 AM
Zeta Herculis, magnitude 2.81. Easy target from here, although you have to stay up a little late to see it /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Rob

Chuck
2003-Mar-20, 01:20 AM
Chi Herculis, 51.7 light years, magnitude 4.6. Can I stare at it without going blind?

honestmonkey
2003-Mar-20, 02:02 AM
The best they could do for me was Sol, because I was born yesterday. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

At least I can see it most days.

Senor Molinero
2003-Mar-20, 02:55 AM
Theta Ursae Majoris
Mag +3.17
44LY

I'm winning so far.
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g99
2003-Mar-20, 04:03 AM
On 2003-03-19 21:55, Senor Molinero wrote:
Theta Ursae Majoris
Mag +3.17
44LY

I'm winning so far.
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Sorry Hale_Bopp has it with 2.81


P.S> what is Magnitude? What does it measure? So the closer to zero the brighter?

Vermonter
2003-Mar-20, 04:18 AM
ç (Eta) Cassiopeiae
3.46
19.4 LY

nebularain
2003-Mar-20, 04:45 AM
12 Ophiuchi for me - which of course is too far south for me to see even in the best lightless conditions.

+5.76 Mag.

nebularain
2003-Mar-20, 04:55 AM
On 2003-03-19 23:03, g99 wrote:
What is Magnitude? What does it measure? So the closer to zero the brighter?

Yes.
http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/database/Physics/0005/p01424d.html

(Not the simplest of explanations, but it's late and I'm tired and my computer is running slow. . . . Anyway, at the bottom is a chart that will give you star comparisons.)

g99
2003-Mar-20, 05:03 AM
Thanks neb. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

sacrelicious
2003-Mar-20, 05:11 AM
that's silly, everyone knows you can't be born on a star!

oh wait, you mean...

Senor Molinero
2003-Mar-20, 05:54 AM
I'll settle for second place amongst you illuminati any day.
Next time-wasting task. Which star was at local zenith at the place and time of one's birth?
Mine's S202391 Mag 5.1 in the neighbourhood of Antlia.

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David Hall
2003-Mar-20, 10:33 AM
On 2003-03-19 19:54, Dickenmeyer wrote:

Beta Virginis mag 3.6 35.5 ly


Hey, I got Beta Virginis also. But I'm not a Virgo, I'm a Cancer.

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How can this be?

Mainframes
2003-Mar-20, 10:52 AM
I get Beta Hydri at mag 2.8 - I take the lead (just)!

kilopi
2003-Mar-20, 11:24 AM
On 2003-03-19 16:56, TriangleMan wrote:
Well, I guess we'll have to wait a few months. Hopefully they'll change to brighter stars.

Since they're going down past mag. 6, you should get a different star every two or three days.

TriangleMan
2003-Mar-20, 12:04 PM
On 2003-03-20 06:24, kilopi wrote:
Since they're going down past mag. 6, you should get a different star every two or three days.


Well I guess I'll check back every so often until I get to a star I can actually see.

And for the record: Alpha Mensae +5.07

kucharek
2003-Mar-20, 12:10 PM
You don't need to check back often /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
Just move the date backwards in time until you find some good star. Then add the time you moved to the current date to get the date when this star will be your birthstar.
And you don't need to click through all the interface stuff as the query is coded in the URL, like
http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/birthstars.php?day=25&year=1963&month=10
Just edit the URL in your browser. Is much quicker. And if you're even smarter, write some program... But this would be unfair to the maintainers of the site, as this would put more load on their server.

Harald

gethen
2003-Mar-20, 01:23 PM
104 Tauri--actually visible with the naked eye!

Argos
2003-Mar-20, 01:42 PM
Wow! Mine is rho Cancri, the famous 55-Cancri, magnitude 5.9, a candidate for harboring life.

Will there be any message from the ET for me? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Argos
2003-Mar-20, 01:45 PM
And I guess we´re all disclosing our age too.

I bet no one here has Alpha Centauri as his/her birth star. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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Argos
2003-Mar-20, 01:56 PM
It would be frustrating to have a birth star ín the opposite hemisphere, meaning that you can´t see it.

Another important conclusion is that no one under 4 has a birth star other than the Sun.

kucharek
2003-Mar-20, 02:00 PM
On 2003-03-20 08:56, Argos wrote:
It would be frustrating to have a birth star ín the opposite hemisphere, meaning that you can´t see it.

Don't give up. This can change every day /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Harald

Laser Jock
2003-Mar-20, 02:02 PM
Mine is in the constellation Virgo, and is called 61 Virginis. Visual magnitude 4.72.

Not very impressive, but my wife's is Vega! Visual magnitude of 0.03! I think she should win the prize. (I can just see trying to expain this to her.)

Argos
2003-Mar-20, 02:09 PM
On 2003-03-20 09:00, kucharek wrote:


On 2003-03-20 08:56, Argos wrote:
It would be frustrating to have a birth star ín the opposite hemisphere, meaning that you can´t see it.

Don't give up. This can change every day /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Harald


I don´t think I could see Polaris anyway, were it my birth star (and was I 431 years old!). /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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Thumper
2003-Mar-20, 05:14 PM
On 2003-03-20 09:02, Laser Jock wrote:
Not very impressive, but my wife's is Vega! Visual magnitude of 0.03! I think she should win the prize. (I can just see trying to expain this to her.)


Great, I was just about to take the lead with: Eta Bootis Mag: 2.68, then Laser Jock rained on my parade. Now I'll have to go find it.

ToSeek
2003-Mar-20, 05:44 PM
On 2003-03-20 08:56, Argos wrote:
It would be frustrating to have a birth star ín the opposite hemisphere, meaning that you can´t see it.

Another important conclusion is that no one under 4 has a birth star other than the Sun.


The website only handles birthdates of 19xx, and any date that year gives you Proxima Centauri. I had to go to October 1998 to get Alpha Centauri.

Darkwing
2003-Mar-20, 07:13 PM
Zeta Tucanae +4.22

And let it be known: Even though my Birthstar is Zeta Tuc, NO relationship with ZetaTalk is implied or intended!

Muchansclon/Planet 10?
2003-Mar-20, 07:18 PM
Delta Pavonis 3.55

Im not in the lead, but im still in the race.../phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Klausnh
2003-Mar-21, 03:19 AM
104 Tauri in the Historia Cœlestis Britannica of John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. It is called NS 0507+1838 in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 4.91 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 5:7:27
Declination 18:38:42.2

This star is 51.9 light years away.
Part of the <A HREF="http://www.orionsarm.com/empires/Terran_Federation.html">Terran Federation.

Waddle
2003-Mar-21, 03:26 AM
Cooool... my birthday star is Beta Canum Venaticorum, which is only a 4.24 magnitude star. At least it's the second brightest in Canes Venatici!

Dickenmeyer
2003-Mar-21, 03:59 AM
On 2003-03-20 05:33, David Hall wrote:


On 2003-03-19 19:54, Dickenmeyer wrote:

Beta Virginis mag 3.6 35.5 ly


Hey, I got Beta Virginis also. But I'm not a Virgo, I'm a Cancer.

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How can this be?

Because, my starry brother, the people who push that astrological hokum think that the day of the year you are born on profoundly affects you for your entire life. That is true only if you are born near Christmas and get shafted on birthday presents like my older sister.
Edited as I realize I miss the whole point of your post: I'm actually more like 35.7 years old, they must not have another star on their list that fits our respective birthdates more precisely.
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g99
2003-Mar-21, 04:07 AM
Welcome to the board Waddle! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

heliopause
2003-Mar-21, 04:01 PM
Chi Draconis for me, Mag 3.68, 26.2 LY away (even though I haven't turned 26 yet).

spaceditto
2003-Mar-21, 04:27 PM
On 2003-03-20 22:59, Dickenmeyer wrote:


On 2003-03-20 05:33, David Hall wrote:


On 2003-03-19 19:54, Dickenmeyer wrote:

Beta Virginis mag 3.6 35.5 ly


Hey, I got Beta Virginis also. But I'm not a Virgo, I'm a Cancer.

/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif

How can this be?

Because, my starry brother, the people who push that astrological hokum think that the day of the year you are born on profoundly affects you for your entire life. That is true only if you are born near Christmas and get shafted on birthday presents like my older sister.
Edited as I realize I miss the whole point of your post: I'm actually more like 35.7 years old, they must not have another star on their list that fits our respective birthdates more precisely.
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Yeah that is true because i am making my own chart of BirthStars and there's alot of decimal numbers, given that there are rarelly exact numbers of light years for a star. This is one ugly reason i seemed to have had trouble with it, but thankjfully now it's done. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif