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

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Name Acrux
Object Type Star
Other Names
α¹-Cru
HR 4730
HD 108248
HIP 60718
TYC 8979-3464-1
Position
Constellation:Crux
Magnitude:1.28 (V) [2]
0.45 (BT) [1]
0.63 (VT) [1]
B-V Color (mag):-0.17
Right ascension:12h26m35s [2]
Declination:-63°05'56" [2]
Distance:98.3 parsec
320.6 lightyrs [1]
Proper motion (speed):37.5 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):272.4°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.68

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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