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Mcphisto

So heres a bit of a fun project!

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First, go to THIS site and convert your age to decimal.

Then go to Atlas of the Universe and find a number in column 10 as close to your age as possible. The light that left the sun on the year (month, week, day, however close you can get) is just arriving at that star!

My star was Capella, or really two giant stars plus two red dwarfs 0.41ly away!

Now you can go find the star that is receiving the light from our Sun at the time you were born!

(found this on my web travels :) )

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I'm also out of the picture (column) but that's OK - probably isn't anyone at the star or near it to see our sun's feeble light at that distance :huh:

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I'm 10 Tauri which is remarkably similar to the Sun. But the good news is that in two months it will be Gamma Cephei which is a binary system, brighter and has a planet - cool! About mid December I will be in the garden, with a scope waving wildly, maybe holding a big torch. Then about 45 years later someone on the planet might see me :D

Sadly I won't be around to see if they wave back :(

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I'm in between Tau Ceti and Omicron Eridani. I'm closer to Omicron Eridani but being over 2 years away from it I don't have a star. :(

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Mine is HR 4587, but that sounds a bit boring so the next closest is Alpha Aurigae so I will go with that.

same here. alpha aurigae

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I won't say I'm old but I have had to go to Hubble's 'Deep Field' image to find mine! :grin: :grin: Great idea Mcphisto and can proudly announce that MY star as 'Iota Ursae Majoris' which I shall now look out for when I'm next out with the kit.

James

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I'm beyond the limits of the list, but HN Pegasi is as far as my birth year light has reached. I expect to receive a birthday greeting from that vicinity when I'm 120.

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