Southern Pointers

Mimosa

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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, 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

Achernar

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Achernar, Alpha Eridani (α Eri), is a class B hydrogen-fusing dwarf located in the constellation Eridanus. Its estimated luminosity is 3,150 times that of the… Read More »Achernar