Rigil Kentaurus (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Rigil Kentaurus is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

Name Rigil Kentaurus
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Cen
HR 5459
HD 128620
HIP 71683
Position
Constellation:Centaurus
Magnitude:-0.01 (V)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.71
Right Ascension:14h39m40s [1]
Declination:-60°50'06" [1]
Distance:1.3 parsec
4.4 lightyears [1]
Proper motion (speed):3709.6 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):277.5°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):4.34

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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