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Pi Centauri

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Primary  π Centauri A
Magnitude  3.9
Apparent magnitude (V)  3.9
Companion  π Centauri B
Constellation  Centaurus
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Similar  Rho Centauri, Sigma Centauri, Tau Centauri

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Pi Centauri (π Cen, π Centauri) is a binary star in the constellation Centaurus. It is approximately 360 light years from Earth.

Both components are blue-white B-type main sequence dwarfs. The primary π Centauri A, has an apparent magnitude of +4.3, while the apparent magnitude of its companion, π Centauri B, is +5.0. The two stars Orbit around their common centre of Mass once every 39 years. The semi-major axis of the companion is 0.23 arcseconds on the sky.

References

Pi Centauri Wikipedia


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