Birthday Star

【Joint Astronomy Centre Birthday Stars】




Your Birthday Star:

Your birthday star is in the constellation Triangulum Australe. It has the name β (Beta) Trianguli Australis in Johann Bayer’s Uranometria star catalog. It is called NS 1555-6325 A in the NStars database.

It has visual magnitude 2.84 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 15:55:8.6
Declination -63:25:50.6
This star is 40.1 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.