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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 31 2019 4:46 PM UTC +00:00
Marc NeckerBy Marc Necker
First created
Marc NeckerBy Marc Necker
First created
€19
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 31 2019 4:46 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Star naming is a unique and very personal gift. While commercial star naming (which sometimes costs up to 100$) is generally considered a scam among astronomers, free star naming is an excellent alternative. It is just as real as commercial star naming. As the Christmas season is the peak season for star naming, many people will waste a lot of money in these  weeks.

At Staracle.com you can name a star for free and download beautiful star naming documents instantly. It is just as real as if you pay. I have had a lot of contact with the visitors of my web-site, many of them being very grateful for the possibility to name stars for free. Those were grand mothers naming stars for their grand children, people in difficult life situations, or simply people who do not have a lot of money. It seems that naming a star meant a lot to them, even though it is not real. Free star naming gave them this opportunity at no cost.

Staracle is one of two popular free star naming sites, the other being http://sterntaufe.astronomie.at (for the German speaking folks). You can already reward us if you place a link to Staracle on your web-site or blog, or if you spread the word on any social media.

This Kickstarter campaign shall help with the following:

  • Pay for legal costs that I recently had (general terms, data protection)
  • Support continuous operation of Staracle
  • Continue developing the site and implement a coupon system

Risks and challenges

In contrast to the commercial companies, Staracle's budget is limited. Things may take a little bit longer, but over the past years, Staracle has received continuous development. Risks include lack of time for the completion of the tasks.

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Support

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.13

    Name a star

    Support Staracle with your small contribution and allow others to name a star or free.

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    Premium Package

    Receive a premium package for a star you named at Staracle.com.

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    • Premium package for a star
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    Premium Package x2

    Receive two premium packages for a star you named at Staracle.com.

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    Premium Package x2 and Posters

    Receive two premium packages for a star and two explanatory posters as digital downloads.

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    Greeting cards

    2 premium packages and a pack of six high-quality folding greeting cards with an astronomical motive, shipped to your address.

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    Greeting cards (pack of 12)

    2 premium packages and a pack of twelve high-quality folding greeting cards with an astronomical motive, shipped to your address.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $284

    Horse head nebula fine art print

    A fine art print of the famous Horse Head and Orion nebulas (20x16" frame size, actual photo is smaller).

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    • Fine art print of Horse Head and Orion nebula (20x16" frame size)
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Funding period

- (30 days)