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Rigil Kentaurus Information


Other Names:

  • Rigil Kent
  • Toliman
  • Alpha 1 Centauri
  • HR 5459
  • HD 128620


  • Right Ascension: 14 39 35.9
  • Declination: -60 50 07
  • Apparent Magnitude: -0.27
  • Absolute Magnitude: 4.4
  • Distance: 4.3 LY
  • Spectral Type: G2V


Rigil Kentaurus Information:

Rigel Kentaurus, also known as Alpha Centauri, is the third brightest star in the sky. Its name literally means foot of the centaur. It is actually a triple star system made up of Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, and Alpha Centauri C (also known as Proxima Centauri because it is the closet star to earth at 4.3 light years). Rigel Kentaurus is located in the constellation Centaurus.

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