HR6416 knows of my arrival

Just in case you didn't know, 4 days ago from this very day, star HR6416 became aware of my existence as my space-time lightcone intercepted it. Lightcone is a neat little site which produces an RSS feed of the stars that intersect your time-existence lightcone as they happen. (via BoingBoing)

And I'm already gettin' out my party hat for HR1614 which becomes aware of my birth in just 4 short weeks!

HR6416 Stats

Catalog Name Equatorial Coordinates Galactic Coordinates Classification Visual Mag Abs Mag Prllx Dist
HR6416 RA: 17 19.1, Dec: -46 38 l°: 342.3, b°:-5.3 G8V+M0V 5.47 5.75 113.81 28.66

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.