Southern Pointers

hadar star,beta centauri

Hadar

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Hadar, Beta Centauri (β Cen), is a triple star system located in the southern constellation Centaurus. With an apparent magnitude of 0.61, it is the… Read More »Hadar

peacock star, alpha pavonis

Peacock

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Peacock, Alpha Pavonis (α Pav), is a spectroscopic binary star system located in the constellation Pavo, the Peacock, from which it takes the name. With… Read More »Peacock

atria star,Alpha Trianguli Australis

Atria

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Atria, Alpha Trianguli Australis (α TrA), is an orange giant or bright giant star located in the southern constellation Triangulum Australe. With an apparent magnitude… Read More »Atria

canopus star,alpha carinae

Canopus

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Canopus, Alpha Carinae (α Car), is a white bright giant star located in the constellation Carina. With an apparent magnitude of -0.74, it is the… Read More »Canopus

epsilon crucis

Ginan

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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

gamma crucis

Gacrux

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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