Centaurus

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Centaurus
Constellation
Centaurus
Abbreviation Cen
Genitive Centauri
Pronunciation /sɛnˈtɔrəs/, genitive /sɛnˈtɔr/
Seembolism the Centaur
Richt ascension 11h 05m 20.9415s–15h 03m 11.1071s[1] h
Declination −29.9948788°–−64.6957885°[1]°
Aurie 1060 sq. deg. (9th)
Main starns 11
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
69
Starns wi planets 15
Starns brichter than 3.00m 10
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 8
Brichtest starn α Cen (−0.27m)
Nearest starn Proxima Centauri (α Cen C)
(4.24 ly, 1.30 pc)
Messier objects 0
Meteor showers Alpha Centaurids
Omicron Centaurids
Theta Centaurids
Borderin
constellations
Antlia
Carina
Circinus
Crux
Hydra
Libra (corner)
Lupus
Musca
Vela
Veesible at latitudes atween +25° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mey.

Centaurus /sɛnˈtɔrəs/ is a bricht constellation in the soothren sky. Yin o the mucklest constellations, Centaurus wis includit amang the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt centuair astronomer Ptolemy, n it remains yin o the 88 modren constellations.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Centaurus, constellation boundary". The Constellations (International Astronomical Union). Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 00m 00s, −50° 00′ 00″