Centaurus /sɛnˈtɔːrəs/ is a bricht constellation in the soothren sky. Yin o the mucklest constellations, Centaurus wis includit amang the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt centuair astronomer Ptolemy, n it remains yin o the 88 modren constellations.

Centaurus
Constellation
Centaurus
AbbreviationCen
GenitiveCentauri
Pronunciation/sɛnˈtɔːrəs/, genitive /sɛnˈtɔːr/
Seembolismthe Centaur
Richt ascension11h 05m 20.9415s–15h 03m 11.1071s[1] h
Declination−29.9948788°–−64.6957885°[1]°
Aurie1060 sq. deg. (9th)
Main starns11
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
69
Starns wi planets15
Starns brichter than 3.00m10
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)8
Brichtest starnα Cen (−0.27m)
Nearest starnProxima Centauri (α Cen C)
(4.24 ly, 1.30 pc)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersAlpha Centaurids
Omicron Centaurids
Theta Centaurids
Borderin
constellations
Antlia
Carina
Circinus
Crux
Hydra
Libra (corner)
Lupus
Musca
Vela
Veesible at latitudes atween +25° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mey.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Centaurus, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 15 February 2014.

Coordinates:   13h 00m 00s, −50° 00′ 00″