i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
3:38 PM: on the day you were born
dang just found a site that delights me: birthday stars! because it's still august, i figure i can still check:
"Your birthday star is in the constellation Perseus. It has the name ι (Iota) Persei in Johann Bayer's Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 0309+4936 in the NStars database.
It has visual magnitude 4.05 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 3:9:4 Declination 49:36:47.8
This star is 34.4 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."
i wish i had known that during the perseids: it would have been my birthday star meteor shower!