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what is a shooting star

What is a
Shooting Star?

Have you ever witnessed a beautiful streak of light on the sky and wondered what it is? That streak of light is known as a shooting star. A shooting star looks like a fleeting flash of white light. But, what exactly is a shooting star and how did it come into being?

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star finder

Star Finder

Our sky is a wonderful work of nature. At night, it looks especially fascinating with stars and constellations shining bright on a clear, dark sky and illuminating our universe. Those who love to gaze at star during the night time often take the help of a star finder.

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type of stars

Type of Stars

The stars shining up above the sky have fascinated astronomers and astrophysicist for centuries. Astronomers left no stones unturned in studying the secrets of our galaxy and the history of stars. Stars appear as multiple luminous bodies on the sky, shining bright and clear.

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achernar

Achernar

Our sky is a wonderful work of nature. At night, it looks especially fascinating with stars and constellations shining bright on a clear, dark sky and illuminating our universe. Those who love to gaze at star during the night time often take the help of a star finder.

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Ara Constellation

Ara Constellation

In a Greek myth, Ara signifies and represents the altar of King Lycaon of Arcadia. Listed by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, Ara was one of the 88 constellations in the 2nd century.

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Cepheus Constellation

Cepheus Constellation

Our beautiful night sky is divided into various different constellations. Cepheus is the 88 th constellation and is located in the northern hemisphere.

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Andromeda Constellation

Andromeda Constellation

Ever tried to locate beautiful constellations on a dark, clear sky? The display of stars and constellations on bright sky is a fascinating sight to witness.

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South Atlantic Anomaly

South Atlantic Anomaly

Our galaxy is one of the biggest miracles of nature. The scientific fraternity is amazed to see its astounding miracles in the form of different phenomena.

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Cancer Constellation

Cancer Constellation

Located in the Northern Sky, Cancer is a Latin word which means ‘crab’. Greek astronomer Ptolemy catalogued cancer constellation in the 2nd century.

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Taurus

Taurus

The constellation of Taurus makes up a bull’s upper torso, head, and horns. Whether the horns point upwards or downwards is heavily debated.

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Gemini

Gemini

The constellation of Gemini makes up two almost straight lines, with said lines connecting at the top and diverging at the bottom.

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Cancer

Cancer

The constellation of Cancer makes up an upturned ‘Y’, and is often interpreted as depicting the top-view of a crab.

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Leo

Leo

The constellation of Leo makes up an imagery of a crouching lion. The constellation consists of 15 main stars, with the brightest, Regulus, having a surface temperature that’s twice that of our sun.

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Virgo

Virgo

The constellation of Virgo makes up no clear imagery of the goddess herself, but instead is claimed to look like a lopsided box that has been tipped over on its side.

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Libra

Libra

The constellation of Libra makes up a scale’s balancing beam and weighing pans, though the unaided observer is likely to distinguish it solely from the quadrangle it forms.

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Scorpius

Scorpius

The constellation of Scorpius makes up a curved ‘S’ that branches into a set of claws on one end and bends into a stinger on the other.

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Saggitarius

Saggitarius

The constellation of Sagittarius makes up a centaur brandishing a bow and arrow, with the latter aimed at a neighboring constellation, Scorpius.

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Capricornus

Capricornus

The constellation of Capricorn makes up a bent-up pattern, with its more visible stars forming a pattern reminiscent of the goat’s horns.

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Aquarius

Aquarius

The constellation of Aquarius makes up a young male pouring water out of a vase, and this depiction is sometimes taken even further such that the water is being poured in a fish’s mouth, due to Pisces’ close proximity.

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Pisces

Pisces

The constellation of Pisces makes up a large ‘V’ with a circle of stars on each tip, where said tips depict two fishes that are connected by cords consisting the rest of the ‘V’.

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Aries

Aries

The constellation of Pisces makes up a crooked line considered by many to be rather lacking in nuanced visual features. The constellation consists of 9 main stars, with the brightest being Alpha Arietis, an orange giant.

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The constellation of The Phoenix makes up an open-winged phoenix tilting its head to the side. The constellation consists of six main stars, with the orange giant Alpha Phoenicis, being the brightest of these stars, with a luminosity that’s 80 times that of our sun.

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Piscis Austrinius

Piscis Austrinius

The constellation of Piscis Austrinius makes up a depiction of a fish with its mouth open, drinking water that is being poured out from Aquarius’ jar.

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Cygnus

Cygnus

The constellation of Cygnus makes up a T-shaped grouping of stars, with a slightly fainter star, Albireo, turning said ‘T’ into a cross.

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Equuleus

Equuleus

The constellation of Equuleus makes up a twisted rectangle that depicts an imagery of the head and neck of a horse.

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Auriga

Auriga

The constellation of Auriga makes up a beautiful pentagon that supposedly depicts a man driving a chariot, though the notion can sometimes be difficult to reconcile with.

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Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

The constellation of Cassiopeia makes up a simple ‘W’ shape that depicts a queen atop a throne, combing her hair.

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Andromeda

Andromeda

The constellation of Andromeda makes up the shape of a letter ‘A’, where the tip of the patter is said to represent Andromeda’s head.

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Cepheus

Cepheus

The constellation of Cepheus makes up, amusingly, the stick house that we’ve more than likely drew as children, though it supposedly depicts a robed king with a crown of stars.

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Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices

The constellation of Coma Berenices makes up a fan-shaped swarm of faint stars, depicting a lock of hair.

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Canis Major

Canis Major

The constellation of Canis Major makes up a large dog pursuing a hare, with the latter represented by the constellation of Lepus; there is also a smaller dog in this depiction, which is represented by the constellation of Canis Minor.

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Columba

Columba

The constellation of Columba makes up a dove in mid-flight, with an olive branch in its beak. The constellation consists of 18 main stars, with the brightest being Phact, which is Arabic for ‘ring dove’.

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Draco

Draco

The constellation of Draco makes up a winding pattern of stars that forms up a ‘S’ shaped curve that depicts a dragon.

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Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici

The constellation of Canes Venatici makes up a somewhat straight line that depicts the hunting dogs held by Boötes, the Herdsman, while he hunts for the bears Ursa Major and Minor, all of which are represented by neighboring constellations.

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Microscopium

Microscopium

The constellation of Microscopium is described by its founder to depict ‘a tube above a square box’. The constellation of Microscopium consists of 5 main stars, with its brightest stars being of mere fifth magnitude..

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Pictor

Pictor

The constellation of Pictor makes up a lop-sided ‘L’ resembling the hands of a clock when it is 12:40, and is said to depict the easel of a painter.

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The difference between stars and planets

The difference between stars and planets

During the night, there are millions of tiny sparkling lights in the sky. Some are stars and others are planets.

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What are the Brightest Stars in The Universe (that we know about)

What are the Brightest Stars in The Universe (that we know about)

Several factors contribute to the brightness of a star that can be seen from Earth’s surface. The main two factors are the size of the star and the distance from the earth.

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How to stargaze like a pro

How to stargaze like a pro

Do you and your partner have a special date coming up? Have you run out of awesome gift ideas? It’s hard to get creative to impress your girlfriend or your boyfriend so why not try something new?

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celestial events

Celestial events in 2022

Since the dawn of time, humans have looked to the stars and the sky for insight on everything from navigation to relationships and beyond.

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Lyra constellation

Lyra Constellation

Constellations allow us to easily identify groups of stars based on what they look like to an observer on Earth, and they are typically named after their shapes. As you may have guessed from the name, the Lyra Constellation takes its name from the Lyre, which is a musical instrument from history.

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Why Are Some Stars Brighter Than Others?

Why Are Some Stars Brighter Than Others?

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered why the stars all look different? Sure, there are some key differences in their composition, size, and distance, but they are also far enough away that it may seem like those things would be pretty inconsequential.

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Why do stars twinkle?

Why do stars twinkle?

Stars are an ever-changing natural phenomenon - tiny speckles in the sky that illuminate the night. We all know that they exist, but what do we REALLY know about them? How are stars formed, why do they twinkle and how does the Sun play into all this?

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Is the moon a star?

Is the moon a star?

You’re hardly alone if you’ve wondered whether the moon is considered a star. After all, it glows in the night sky just like all the other stars you can see. It just happens to be a little bit bigger.

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Romantic gift ideas

5 Unique Romantic Gift Ideas for Astronomy Lovers

Do you find it difficult to uncover romantic gifts for your partner who has everything?

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end of life planning

End of Life Planning, Loss & Grief

It is estimated that over 70% of people in the United States choose to have some type of funeral or memorial service to mark the death of a loved one.

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How much does it cost to buy a star

How much does it cost to buy a star

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your name or the name of a loved one in the stars?

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Dazzling world of stars

The dazzling world of stars

Stars are one of the most enchanting parts of nature. Some have existed for billions of years; others have had spectacular births and fiery, explosive deaths.

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James Webb Telescope

James Webb Pictures Explained

Latest James Webb Telescope Pictures Explained: What's Going On In The Universe?

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sympathy gifts for loss of mother

Symapthy gifts for loss of mother

Losing one's mother is one of the most impactful life events that a person can go through.

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ursa major mythology

URSA major mythology, facts and more

Only a very few constellations are known among people who would consider themselves nothing more than novice "star-gazers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I really name a star?

Yes, you can! Each order is unique to the Star Register and is recorded in the official Official register of Stars. We are one of the few legitimate Registries using advanced mapping software to assign your order.

What happens when I place my order:

Place your order on our order page and one of our experienced employees will handle everything else for you, this includes:
-Preparing relevant paperwork and electronic transmission of all necessary data to the Star register Database.
-Receipt of the response with the unique coordinates of your star
-Preparation of the star chart with the coordinates
-Preparation of the certificate and the gift Kit.

What's the difference between your different products:

We currently offer three products: (1) Deluxe (2) Supernova and (3) Twin. Each of this has it's own benefits and they can be compared on our homepage comparison chart.

How does the star chart work?

You can use the coordinates listed on your star chart to locate the star in the night sky or by searching our Official register of Stars which shows you a real photo of the star in the night sky.

Can I choose the constellation myself?

Yes, this is possible on the order form.

I can't open my order:

As our orders are digitally delivered, you can either open the kit in your browser or through Adobe Reader.

Is my order unique?

Yes. Every star coordinate is only allocated once, to a unique registration.

Where is my gift pack?

If you haven’t received the digital star pack by email within 24 hours please contact orders@starregister.org

How long is the delivery time?

We deliver by PDF within 24 hours via email. If you have not received your certificate within that time, please email orders@starregister.org

Is the star visible?

Yes, the easiest way to find the star is through the Official register of Stars. By entering the name it is easy to view the star in the night sky. However, it is also possible to find the location of the star using a telescope.

I am looking for general information about the product (cost, shipping method, payment method).

Please see our gift kit page.

I can’t manage to place an order (technical problem)!

Please send an email to orders@starregister.org

Can i have the details of my certificate changed?

Once we send the gift kit pack we aren't able to change it.