Beta Centauri

Spica

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spica star,alpha virginis,brightest star in virgo

Spica, Alpha Virginis (α Vir), is a blue-white spectroscopic binary star located at a distance of 250 light years from Earth in the constellation Virgo.… Read More »Spica

Ginan

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ginan star,epsilon crucis

Ginan, Epsilon Crucis (ε Cru), is an orange giant star located in the constellation Crux.  It is sometimes considered to be the fifth star of… Read More »Ginan

Imai

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imai star,delta crucis

Imai, Delta Crucis (δ Cru) is a blue-white subgiant star located in the constellation Crux.  With an apparent magnitude of 2.79, it is the fourth… Read More »Imai

Gacrux

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gacrux star,gamma crucis

Gacrux, Gamma Crucis (γ Cru), is a red giant star located in the southern constellation Crux. With an apparent magnitude of 1.63, it is the… Read More »Gacrux

Mimosa

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mimosa star,beta crucis,becrux

Mimosa, Beta Crucis (β Cru), is a multiple star system located in the constellation Crux.  With an apparent magnitude of 1.25, it is the second… Read More »Mimosa

Acrux

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acrux star,alpha crucis

Acrux, Alpha Crucis (α Cru), is a multiple star system located in the constellation Crux. It is the brightest of the stars that form the… Read More »Acrux

Betelgeuse

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betelgeuse star,alpha orionis

Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis (α Ori), is a red supergiant star of the spectral type M1-2 located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter.  It has an… Read More »Betelgeuse