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How Cool! What Star are you?

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I just put "20 light years" into Google and it turns out that none other than Gliese 581 (the parent star of the most earthlike planet found) is 20.4 light years away.

In other words, in September this year, when I observe Gliese 581, I will be looking at light that left there when I was born...

I find that quite cool... 8)

Andrew

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You don't want to know how many light years I would have to go Andrew.

You notice I refrained from using the Cool Icon. :D

Ron.

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You don't want to know how many light years I would have to go Andrew.

You notice I refrained from using the Cool Icon. :D

Ron.

Zeta Leporis I suppose? :D

That's an interesting thought BTW, all the age-star comparing thing I mean. To be honest, never thought of it!

Marius

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Ron,

M66? :D

Andrew

I look as old as that.? I need a lie down. :shock:

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You know I didn't mean it! Sorry Ron. Jokes like that just aren't welcome after a certain point, eh?

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You know I didn't mean it! Sorry Ron. Jokes like that just aren't welcome after a certain point, eh?

No need to apologise Andrew, I'm a bit too long in the tooth for vanity now mate. :D

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Just tried it and got M51, which is pretty cool. Also that it has been 37 years since Star Trek was first aired....which is even cooler.

JV

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Mine is Arcturus - what a neat star!

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Mine is Arcturus - what a neat star!

Ditto! As we're different ages there's obviously a difference in distance measurements to Arcturus!

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I googled 36 light years and went for the first site on the list here. :D

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Looks like mine is Iota Persei then! :D

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We can share Arcturus... I'll just pretend I'm 34! :D

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i got Xi bootis which is 22.1 light years away apparently.

nice a double star system

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37 Aquilae......nearly 50 light years.....Now where did all those light years go :D :D :)

Cheers

Rob

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Just tried it and got M51, which is pretty cool. Also that it has been 37 years since Star Trek was first aired....which is even cooler.

John, I can believe that you're 37, but you're not kidding anyone claiming to be 37,000,000 years old :shock: :D.

Andrew

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All I can say is, it's a good job there are a couple of stars about 21 light years away :D

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Hmmmmm.............

Gamma Cephei 23 39.3 +77 37 119.0 +15.3 K1IV+M? 3.21 2.51 72.50 44.99 Gl 903 Errai Has a planet :shock:

44.99 LY was the closest i could get to 45. and it has a planet! 8)

using the link from James' post

Gamma Cephei, sounds like a good user-name for Astro Forums....... :scratch:

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Gamma Cephei, sounds like a good user-name for Astro Forums....... :scratch:

Actually not a bad idea- it'd certainly be an improvement for myself :D

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