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name: alpha centauri
name (alternate): α centauri
typ (catalog): star (hd)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 14 h 39 m 36.49 s dec: -60 ° 50 ' 2.37 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 14.66 dec: -59.16601 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
# light years convert this
brightness (visible):
0.01 mag visible to the naked eye
not added yet
centaurus (cen) symbolism: the centaur
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: consists of three stars, also called proxima centauri
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: bright star
visible: yes, but only in the southern sky