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Staracle®
International Star Directory

NGC 6397
globular cluster
A globular cluster in the constellation of Altar. It is approximately 7,800 lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 6397003268923162785104983600020210
Castor A
white A-type dwarf star (A1V)
A very rare system comprising six stars, and one of the most significant in the night sky.
token ID: 2457024071003367438028374196370900010110
M42 (NGC 1976, Orion Nebula)
diffuse nebula
A diffuse nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is approximately 1.33 million lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 42002192142126315064609200020110
Polaris
yellow white star (F7:Ib-IIv SB)
A tripe star system, with one much fainter companion being visible only in telescopes, and the triple star system only visible in very large telescopes.
token ID: 4628002371001671980371371838623200010110
NGC 3254
spiral galaxy
A spiral galaxy in the constellation of Smaller Lion. It is approximately 59 million lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 3254004590557254265230143700020210
Vega
white A-type dwarf star (A0Vvar)
The third brightest star in the night, and the brightest star in the northern hemisphere.
token ID: 3105020701002543193307179193392900010110
Arcturus
red giant star (K2IIIp)
An aging red giant star but still the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere.
token ID: 1472014361004216965229235505170600010110
Rigel
luminous blue supergiant star (B8Ia)
A luminous blue supergiant star (B8Ia) in the constellation of Orion. It is approximately 772.9 lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 5331017521001218555981382834467900010110
Betelgeuse
red supergiant star (M2Ib)
A red supergiant star close to the end of its life, with a brightness 10,000 times that of our Sun.
token ID: 129018731000218438972671878131300010110
M101 (NGC 5457, Pinwheel Galaxy)
spiral galaxy
A spiral galaxy, consisting of around one trillion stars, and about 50-50% larger than our own Milky Way Galaxy.
token ID: 101004314866005104972715600020110

The Staracle NFT Universe

Non-Fungible Tokens: A real proof of uniqueness
At Staracle, you can now underline the personal nature and uniqueness of your star with a Non-Fungible Token (NFT). While many other star naming services give away the same star over and over again, Staracle is proud to only offer unique stars. A Non-Fungible Token for your star brings this to the next level by documenting the star in the Ethereum blockchain in a tamper-proof way.

What is a Non-Fungible Token?

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A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a digital asset, a proof-of-ownership documented in the Ethereum blockchain. An NFT always belongs to a ctypto wallet, so the owner of the crypto wallet owns the NFT. Being a digital asset, NFTs can be transferred or sold to other crypto wallets by the owner.
All our NTFs are documented using the Staracle Stellar Smart Contract in the Ethereum blockchain, which complies with the ERC721 standard for Non-Fungible Tokens. This makes our NFTs tradeable on platforms like opensea.io.
NFTs have gained popularity over the past years, with the first Tweet sold as and NFT, and many NFT-based digital art projects.

Why choose a Staracle NFT?

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At Staracle, we carefully designed the Staracle Stellar Smart Contract which hosts the NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. It is the only Smart Contract and token collection that assigns individual NFTs to all our catalog stars and deep-sky objects in a structured way such that no star or object can be assigned more than once. This makes our NFT collection very unique. Moreover, every NFT supports our free star naming service for everybody to enjoy at no cost.
In fact, it is so unique that you can trade your NFT with someone else, since it is based on the ERC721 Non-Fungible Token standard.

NFT for your named stars

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At Staracle, all stars are unique. We never give away the same star twice (while many other star naming services do). A Non-Fungible Token is a wonderful way to underline the uniqueness of your star and document it in the Ethereum blockchain. This way, you will have an ever lasting certificate.
You can obtain the NFT after you named your star on Staracle.com. Simply visit your star's profile page and choose the NFT tab. All you need is an Ethereum wallet and the Metamask browser extension for Firefox or Chrome. Payments can only be made in Ether via your crypto wallet.

NFTs for astronomical objects and super-bright stars

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None of the stars you can name at Staracle is visible with the naked eye. The reason is simple: There are simply not enough of them. While other star naming services give away the same bright stars over and over again, it is important to us that all our stars are unique. Therefore, it is not possible to name those stars at Staracle.
However, you can now purchase the NFT for many bright and super-bright stars. This does not mean that you own the star, since no one can actually own a star. But it brings you as close to owning it as possible by documenting the NFT in the Staracle Stellar Smart Contract in the Ethereum blockchain, and subsequently owning the NFT.
NFT icon Moreover, you can purchase the NFT for many interstellar objects, such as the famous Orion nebula. All our NFTs are digital assets and compliant with the ERC721 standard. They can be traded on platforms like opensea.io. If you purchase an NFT on such a platform, the NFT ownership will be reflected on Staracle automatically.
Visit our NFT Universe or stroll our Messier object catalogue to get started.
NGC 6397
globular cluster
A globular cluster in the constellation of Altar. It is approximately 7,800 lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 6397003268923162785104983600020210
Castor A
white A-type dwarf star (A1V)
A very rare system comprising six stars, and one of the most significant in the night sky.
token ID: 2457024071003367438028374196370900010110
M42 (NGC 1976, Orion Nebula)
diffuse nebula
A diffuse nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is approximately 1.33 million lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 42002192142126315064609200020110
Polaris
yellow white star (F7:Ib-IIv SB)
A tripe star system, with one much fainter companion being visible only in telescopes, and the triple star system only visible in very large telescopes.
token ID: 4628002371001671980371371838623200010110
NGC 3254
spiral galaxy
A spiral galaxy in the constellation of Smaller Lion. It is approximately 59 million lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 3254004590557254265230143700020210
Vega
white A-type dwarf star (A0Vvar)
The third brightest star in the night, and the brightest star in the northern hemisphere.
token ID: 3105020701002543193307179193392900010110
Arcturus
red giant star (K2IIIp)
An aging red giant star but still the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere.
token ID: 1472014361004216965229235505170600010110
Rigel
luminous blue supergiant star (B8Ia)
A luminous blue supergiant star (B8Ia) in the constellation of Orion. It is approximately 772.9 lightyears away from earth.
token ID: 5331017521001218555981382834467900010110
Betelgeuse
red supergiant star (M2Ib)
A red supergiant star close to the end of its life, with a brightness 10,000 times that of our Sun.
token ID: 129018731000218438972671878131300010110
M101 (NGC 5457, Pinwheel Galaxy)
spiral galaxy
A spiral galaxy, consisting of around one trillion stars, and about 50-50% larger than our own Milky Way Galaxy.
token ID: 101004314866005104972715600020110

Will I own the star or astronomical object?

No, it is not possible to own a star or astronomical object. But our Staracle Stellar Smart Contract brings you as close to it as possible by uniquely documenting the corresponding NFT in the blockchain. You will own the NFT, and it is impossible to issue an NFT twice, making the NFT a unique digital asset.

Unique Non-Fungible Token Structure

Every NFT is represented by a unique token identifier. This token identifier is not a random number. Instead, it follows a well-defined structure to clearly and uniquely identify a celestial object. You will not find that elsewhere, since all our stars and objects are given away only once.
Let's have a look at the token of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Bull:
Token Structure
The token consists of the following elements:
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