Arrow (itsbuttery) wrote in little_details,

Searching for stars

Hi. I'm obviously new here, and had never heard of this place, but a friend pointed the community out to me yesterday just to show it's usefulness. 24 hours later, I have a question that Google and Wikipedia seem to be doing nothing for after an hour of searching. Coincedence? :P

Basically, I need the names of two random stars in the Milky Way for fic purposes. I was hoping for one to be closer to the galaxy's center than we are, though not any closer than about half the distance (and preferably not too close to Sol's general area). Any class from F to M for this one would be preferable.

The second star should be on the opposite side of the galaxy from us, maybe somewhere in the back end of the Crux arm. Class G would be nifty for this one, but I know that might be tough to pull off, so I'll take what I can get.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be very easy to find information like this for anything beyond about 1000 light years away, except for generic star lists which don't give any info on location, so I'm lost. Any help would be much appreciated.
Tags: ~science: astronomy

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