June 14 Stars

June 14
1950 epoch: All years
2000 epoch: All years

You have a choice of 2 stars on this date. The brighter one, if that is your preference, is 119 TAU

Name: 119 TAU, aka CE TAU
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Jun 14
Magnitude: 4.3 to 4.7, a semi-regular variable star
Spectrum/Star type: Red supergiant, one of the reddest stars.
Distance in Light Years: 1900
Diameter compared to Sun: 300+
Luminosity compared to Sun: 6000+
Date best observed: Jan 28
Additional information: This is the same type of star as Betelgeuse. It is “close” to going supernova, sometime in the next few million years.

Name: 25 Chi AUR
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Jun 14
Magnitude: 4.7
Spectrum/Star type: Blue supergiant
Distance in Light Years: 4100, one of the furthest
Diameter compared to Sun: ~80
Luminosity compared to Sun: 25,000!
Date best observed: Jan 28
Additional information: Nearby are two clusters: M37 to its left & M36 above it, seen
in binoculars. In the same view, notice Chi has 3 nearby companions. This star is in the zodiac.



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