Acrux (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), Acrux is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

Name Acrux
Object Type Star
Other Names
α¹-Cru
HR 4730
HD 108248
HIP 60718
TYC 8979-3464-1
Position
Constellation:Crux
Brightness (V):Mag 1.3
B-V Color (mag):-0.17
Right Ascension:12h26m35s
Declination:-63°05'56"
Distance:98.3 parsec
320.6 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):37.5 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):272.4°
Source for position: The Tycho Catalogue (ESA 1997)
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.68

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
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