Joint Astronomy Centre - Birthday Stars -
Your birthday star is in the constellation Horologium. It has the name ι (Iota) Horologii in Johann Bayer’sUranometria star catalog. It is called NS 0242-5048 in the NStars database.
It has visual magnitude 5.4 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 2:42:33.5Declination-50:48:1.1
This star is 56.1 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.
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