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1950 67Alpha VIR
2000 61 VIR

67 Alpha will work for any year in the 1950 era. 61 Virgo is technically the better choice for the 2000 era, but Alpha is still pretty close and is a bright and well-known star. You will find both choices in the store.

Name: 61 VIR
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Oct 14
Magnitude: 4.7
Spectrum/Star type: Yellow
Distance in Light Years: 28
Diameter compared to Sun: <1x
Luminosity compared to Sun: <1x
Date best observed: May 26
Additional information: Has 3 Planets! One of the few Naked-eye stars that is smaller and less bright than Our Star. It is the second closest star in the zodiac.

Name: 67Alpha VIR Spica
Birthday from Jack’s initial research: Oct 16
Magnitude: 1.00
Spectrum/Star type: Blue
Distance in Light Years: 260
Diameter compared to Sun: A-7x & B-4x
Luminosity compared to Sun: A-12000x & B-1500x
Date best observed: May 28
Additional information: Latin: “A Spike of Wheat”. It forms Spring’s “Diamond of Virgo” with Arcturus, Denebola, and Cor Caroli. Spica is a Navigational Star. It is the 16th brightest star and the bluest star of the zodiac. It is a binary system with only 11 million miles between the stars, orbiting with a 4-day period. Both are egg-shaped and they eclipse each other end-on, making Spica a variable star.

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