> Funny, Tilman!
> Happy New Year ...and may the Xenu Candle keep burning :)
Don't forget, Xenu also has his own star!
The International Star Registry is a company which allows you to "name" a star, as a memorial or for any other reason. It is not an official list. All that really happens is they print you up a very nice certificate suitable for framing or giving as a gift.
A few stars have traditional names, but most of the millions of charted stars are known to astronomers merely by catalog numbers or their coordinates. The registry gives you a chance to informally name these stars. On December 5th, 1997, I had one named for Lisa McPherson.
Lisa McPherson's star is in the constellation of Cygnus, the swan. It's location is RA 21h 25m 59.12s D 32o 09' 16.452". It's catalog number in the widely used Guide Star Catalog is 4 2707 1745.
The star is magnitude 11.3 - not visible to the naked eye. It is very close to the visible star which represents the tip of the right wing of the swan. A very rough estimate of the star's distance from Earth is 700 light years.
For a laugh I had one designated for Xenu, too.
Xenu's star is in the constellation Bootes. It is near the tip of the handle of the Big Dipper. It's position is RA 14h 32m 34.54s D 47o 38' 7.980". It's star catalog number is 6 3476 236. It's magnitude is 11.7.
Xenu's star is not as bright or as close to Earth as Lisa McPherson's star.
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Remember Lisa McPherson