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Beta Centauri

(Hadar, Agena)
(second brightest star in Centaurus)

Beta Centauri (Hadar or Agena) is a variable star in the southern sky with magnitude +0.6. It is a triple star and a double-line spectroscopic binary, including two nearly-equal stars orbiting in 357 days, roughly 4 AU apart, with a third star considerably further from them. The pair are giant stars and all three are B-type stars. Characteristics:


(star,bright star,binary star,variable star,giant star)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_Centauri
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~0120pc390lyBeta Centauri
Coordinates:Beta Centauri
J140349.40535-602222.9266

Referenced by pages:
B-type star (B)

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