How to find your star

How to find your star in the sky?

Congratulations on naming your star, now it’s time to locate it in the sky. If still, you don’t have your star we advise you to visit our store and to choose one of our beautiful names a star gift packs. Only a few people know that they can name a star for their loved ones and only a few of them know the procedure to buy such gift. However, over the tens of thousands of years that humanity has gazed at the stars, we have developed a system to sort and navigate around the night sky.

To name a star, there are some steps to go through to ensure that you or the person you are buying the gift for will have your name on the star and no one else will claim it. The people who do not know how to buy a star should visit our store to know about this service. One thing that everyone should be aware is that science does not accept this concept, so you do not need to consult NASA for buying a star. All you need is the Internet connectivity, and if you have this, then you can use the Internet to name a star for someone. The registration certificate would be mailed to you within a couple of days.

So, now you have received your gift certificate. First, check DEC (declination) and RA (right ascension); just like we have on the Earth, they are sky’s longitude and latitude. Dec measures north/south directions while RA measures to east/west direction. Any particular star has unique RA and Dec for all observers on Earth, and that position remains the same, night after night. Naming a star is something so unique and different. While it may seem like a gimmick some people, the fact is that these are very real and once named the star cannot be renamed by anyone else. It gets that name for life. The great thing you will receive everything you need to find the star and identify it.

How RA and DEC are measured?

Right ascension which short form is known as “RA” which is the measured eastward because of the angular distance, drawn along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox to the hour circle of the point in question. These astronomical coordinates specify the direction of a point on the celestial sphere when they are combined with declination, in the equatorial coordinate system. Here is a tip on how these coordinates work for your star (RA: 4.1H, Dec: 58.8).

The Right Ascension is measured in hours, minutes, and seconds. DEC is measured making use of degrees, arcminutes, and arcseconds. There are 60 arcmins in a degree, and 60 arcsec in an arcmin.

How to find your star in Google Sky

This time Google has surpassed itself. After to give us the Earth software through which admiring the most beautiful landscapes, now it allows us to explore the universe. You can now explore your star using Google sky. The Skymap developed by Google will show you the planets, stars, constellations and much more. You can make use of Android phones, iOS, Windows and many other platforms. Point your device to the sky and enjoy the wonder of having the entire sky in your hands.

Using the following star coordinates RA: 00H00m4.49s DEC: 03°56m47.25s because Google only accepts numerical values in their search bar. To get your coordinate, you have to replace the characters and letters with colon and also separate your RA and DEC with coma.

Using the free Google Earth

•    Download and install the software

•    Choose the planet icon from the top bar dropdown, and select ‘Sky.’

•    Enter the coordinates

But if you don’t have a name a star gift yet, buy one from our store, and your loved ones will enjoy it.

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