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Re: starship-design: Re: Tau Ceti

In a message dated 6/30/98 11:39:28 PM, stevev@efn.org wrote:

>KellySt@aol.com writes:
> > 
> > In a message dated 6/27/98 8:36:48 PM, you wrote:
> > 
> > >I think I missed it, but, were is the galaxy Tau Ceti
> > >located?(Hemisphere, constilation, close stars,) I would be very happy
> > >if you could answer my question. Thanx alot
> > 
> > Can't remember off-hand.  I'll forward it to the group.  Oh, Tau Ceti is a
> > star, not a galaxy.
> > 
> > Kelly
>Tau Ceti is in the constellation Cetus, which is normally visible 
>in autumn and winter in northern latitudes.  Cetus is just south
>of the zodiacal constellation Pisces.  Tau Ceti's sky coordinates 
>RA 01h 41m 45s
>Dec -16 deg 12.0 min
>Its spectral class is G8, making it somewhat cooler than our Sun,
>and is also about a third as luminous with an absolute visual
>magnitude of 5.77.
>For an excellent set of constellation charts that you can easily
>use to find constellations in the sky, I recommend H. A. Rey's
>_The Stars_, which was originally published in 1952 and is still
>in print.

Thanks steve!