Menkent (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Menkent is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 11° above the horizon.

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Name Menkent
Object Type Star
Other Names
θ-Cen
5-Cen
HR 5288
HD 123139
HIP 68933
TYC 7293-2215-1
Position
Constellation:Centaurus
Magnitude:2.05 (V)[2]
3.36 (BT)[2]
2.16 (VT)[2]
B-V Color (mag):1.02
Right Ascension:14h06m40s [2]
Declination:-36°22'11" [2]
Distance:22.3 parsec
72.8 lightyrs [1]
Proper motion (speed):736.2 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):224.9°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):0.31

Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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