Alpha Centauri

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Centauri, Centaurus.
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Rigil Kentaurus, Rigel Kentaurus, Toliman (either coming from the Arabic Al-Thalimain meaning Ostriches or the Hebrew meaning The Heretofore and the Hereafter and/or Shoot of the Vine), Rigil Kentaurus, Rigil Kent (short form of Rigil Kentaurus, Toliman, Bungula (possibly a derived form of ungula, Latin for hoof), Nánmén'èr 南門二 (Chinese for Second Star of the Southern Gate).
  • Distance from Sol: 4.394 ly, 1.347 pc
  • Type of System: Trinary
  • Spectral Class: G2-Yellow Main Sequence, K1-Orange Main Sequence, M5.5e-Red Dwarf
  • Right Ascension: 14h 39m 36.459s
  • Declination: -60° 50' 2.308"

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