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    Default Visible stars within our 50 light year neighborhood



    A little graph of naked eye stars within a 50 light year reach of us. Still right within our close little neighborhood in the grand scheme. Stars within 50 light years

    I found it a neat perspective that from a 50 LY point of view that our sun would be a barely visible 5.8 mag point of light.
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    Default re: Visible stars within our 50 light year neighborhood

    Way cool. I saw an ad in Sky & Tel (?) for a 3-D wood and stainless steel model of the closest 10 or so. I'd get it for my office desk, but I already have enough stuff piled on it and should probably put the cash toward a better astro use like DSCs or something.
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    Default re: Visible stars within our 50 light year neighborhood

    Very interesting Frankie. It's amazing that our sun is such a nondescript star amongst a galaxy of billions of stars. Just a mediocre yellowish star.
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    Default re: Visible stars within our 50 light year neighborhood

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Very interesting Frankie. It's amazing that our sun is such a nondescript star amongst a galaxy of billions of stars. Just a mediocre yellowish star.
    I find it somewhat akin to Sagan's comments of "a pale blue dot." Puts things in a different perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    Way cool. I saw an ad in Sky & Tel (?) for a 3-D wood and stainless steel model of the closest 10 or so. I'd get it for my office desk, but I already have enough stuff piled on it and should probably put the cash toward a better astro use like DSCs or something.
    I seen those also. But like you, I thought, "where in the world would I put it?"
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    Default Re: Visible stars within our 50 light year neighborhood

    Very cool Frankie - thanks for the perspective

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