TABLE OF SOME STELLAR DISTANCES WITH PAST/FUTURE YEAR VIEWS

Past:
This is the year that the light arriving here left the star.
If observers there could see the Earth in a telescope, they
would be seeing an image of Earth in that year.


Future:
This is the year that current sunlight will reach the star
or the year that any signal sent today would arrive there.

NOTE:
Standard calendar convention is assumed where negative years
are taken to mean BC years.  By definition, there is no year
zero on the calendar.    What would be year zero is 1 BC and
the mathematical year -50, would equate to 49 BC on the stan-
dard calendar.  All AD years are positve values: 1, 2, 3, ...

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                    Current Year: 2018.5

   Star Name      Bayer ID    Dist LY      Past     Future
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Rigil Kentaurus   Alp Cen       4.4       2014.1    2022.9 
Sirius            Alp CMa       8.6       2009.9    2027.1 
Procyon           Alp CMi      11.4       2007.1    2029.9 
Altair            Alp Aql      16.8       2001.7    2035.3 
Fomalhaut         Alp PsA      25.1       1993.4    2043.6 
Vega              Alp Lyr      25.3       1993.2    2043.8 
Pollux            Bet Gem      33.7       1984.8    2052.2 
Arcturus          Alp Boo      36.7       1981.8    2055.2 
Capella           Alp Aur      42.2       1976.3    2060.7 
Castor            Alp Gem      51.5       1967.0    2070.0 
Megrez            Del UMa      58         1960      2076 
Aldebaran         Alp Tau      65.1       1953.4    2083.6 
Hamal             Alp Ari      65.9       1952.6    2084.4 
Regulus           Alp Leo      77.5       1941.0    2096.0 
Mizar             Zet UMa      78         1940      2096 
Merak             Bet UMa      79         1940      2097 
Koo She           Del Vel      79.7       1938.8    2098.2 
Alioth            Eps UMa      80.9       1937.6    2099.4 
Menkalinan        Bet Aur      82.1       1936.4    2100.6 
Phecda            Gam UMa      84         1934      2102 
Gacrux            Gam Cru      87.9       1930.6    2106.4 
Algol             Bet Per      93         1926      2111 
Alnair            Alp Gru     101         1918      2119 
Alkaid            Eta UMa     101         1918      2119 
Alhena            Gam Gem     105         1914      2123 
Miaplacidus       Bet Car     111         1908      2129 
Dubhe             Alp UMa     124         1894      2142 
Algieba           Gam Leo     126         1892      2144 
Elnath            Bet Tau     131         1888      2149 
Achernar          Alp Eri     144         1874      2162 
Kaus Australis    Eps Sgr     145         1874      2163 
Peacock           Alp Pav     180         1838      2198 
Alphard           Alp Hya     180         1838      2198 
Bellatrix         Gam Ori     240         1778      2258 
Spica             Alp Vir     260         1758      2278 
Sargas            The Sco     270         1748      2288 
Canopus           Alp Car     310         1708      2328 
Acrux             Alp Cru     320         1698      2338 
Mimosa            Bet Cru     350         1668      2368 
Atria             Alp TrA     415         1604      2433 
Betelgeuse        Alp Ori     430         1588      2448 
Adhara            Eps CMa     430         1588      2448 
Polaris           Alp UMi     430         1588      2448 
Mirzam            Bet CMa     500         1518      2518 
Hadar             Bet Cen     525         1494      2543 
Mirfak            Alp Per     590         1428      2608 
Antares           Alp Sco     605         1414      2623 
Avior             Eps Car     630         1388      2648 
Shaula            Lam Sco     700         1318      2718 
Rigel             Bet Ori     770         1248      2788 
Alnitak           Zet Ori     820         1198      2838 
Regor             Gam Vel     840         1178      2858 
Mintaka           Del Ori     916         1102      2934 
Alnilam           Eps Ori    1300          718      3318 
Wezen             Del CMa    1800          218      3818 
Deneb             Alp Cyg    3200        -1181      5218
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   Star Name      Bayer ID  Dist LY       Past     Future

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