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: 2022.5

   Star Name      Bayer ID    Dist LY      Past     Future
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Rigil Kentaurus   Alp Cen       4.4       2018.1    2026.9 
Sirius            Alp CMa       8.6       2013.9    2031.1 
Procyon           Alp CMi      11.4       2011.1    2033.9 
Altair            Alp Aql      16.8       2005.7    2039.3 
Fomalhaut         Alp PsA      25.1       1997.4    2047.6 
Vega              Alp Lyr      25.3       1997.2    2047.8 
Pollux            Bet Gem      33.7       1988.8    2056.2 
Arcturus          Alp Boo      36.7       1985.8    2059.2 
Capella           Alp Aur      42.2       1980.3    2064.7 
Castor            Alp Gem      51.5       1971.0    2074.0 
Megrez            Del UMa      58         1964      2081 
Aldebaran         Alp Tau      65.1       1957.4    2087.6 
Hamal             Alp Ari      65.9       1956.6    2088.4 
Regulus           Alp Leo      77.5       1945.0    2100.0 
Mizar             Zet UMa      78         1944      2101 
Merak             Bet UMa      79         1944      2102 
Koo She           Del Vel      79.7       1942.8    2102.2 
Alioth            Eps UMa      80.9       1941.6    2103.4 
Menkalinan        Bet Aur      82.1       1940.4    2104.6 
Phecda            Gam UMa      84         1938      2107 
Gacrux            Gam Cru      87.9       1934.6    2110.4 
Algol             Bet Per      93         1930      2116 
Alnair            Alp Gru     101         1922      2124 
Alkaid            Eta UMa     101         1922      2124 
Alhena            Gam Gem     105         1918      2128 
Miaplacidus       Bet Car     111         1912      2134 
Dubhe             Alp UMa     124         1898      2147 
Algieba           Gam Leo     126         1896      2149 
Elnath            Bet Tau     131         1892      2154 
Achernar          Alp Eri     144         1878      2167 
Kaus Australis    Eps Sgr     145         1878      2168 
Peacock           Alp Pav     180         1842      2203 
Alphard           Alp Hya     180         1842      2203 
Bellatrix         Gam Ori     240         1782      2263 
Spica             Alp Vir     260         1762      2283 
Sargas            The Sco     270         1752      2293 
Canopus           Alp Car     310         1712      2333 
Acrux             Alp Cru     320         1702      2343 
Mimosa            Bet Cru     350         1672      2373 
Atria             Alp TrA     415         1608      2438 
Betelgeuse        Alp Ori     430         1592      2453 
Adhara            Eps CMa     430         1592      2453 
Polaris           Alp UMi     430         1592      2453 
Mirzam            Bet CMa     500         1522      2523 
Hadar             Bet Cen     525         1498      2548 
Mirfak            Alp Per     590         1432      2613 
Antares           Alp Sco     605         1418      2628 
Avior             Eps Car     630         1392      2653 
Shaula            Lam Sco     700         1322      2723 
Rigel             Bet Ori     770         1252      2793 
Alnitak           Zet Ori     820         1202      2843 
Regor             Gam Vel     840         1182      2863 
Mintaka           Del Ori     916         1106      2939 
Alnilam           Eps Ori    1300          722      3323 
Wezen             Del CMa    1800          222      3823 
Deneb             Alp Cyg    3200         -1178      5223
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   Star Name      Bayer ID  Dist LY       Past     Future

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