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Alpha Centauri

(Rigil Kentaurus)
(nearest star system)

Alpha Centauri (Rigil Kentaurus) is the nearest star system to the Earth beyond the Sun. It is a double or triple star, Alpha Centauri A being a G2 V-type star with Absolute Magnitude (M) 4.38 and Alpha Centauri B a K1 V-type star with absolute magnitude 5.71. 8.30. They orbit in about 80 years

The third star is Alpha Centauri C or Proxima Centauri if of type M6 Ve.

Characteristics (Alpha Centauri A):


(star,nearby star,binary star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Centauri
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~01.34pc4.36lyAlpha Centauri

Referenced by:
Absolute Magnitude (M)
Apparent Magnitude (m)
Astronomical Quantities
Astronomical Unit (AU)
Barnard's Star
Proxima B
Starshot
Wolf 359

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