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Alpha Circini

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationAlpha Circini
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5463
Right Ascension14h 42m 30s
Declination-64° 58' 30"
Distance54 light years
16 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.2
Absolute: +2.1
Spectral ClassF1 Bright Yellow Dwarf
Optimum VisibilityMay/June
Alpha Circini

Alpha Circini, the brightest star in the constellation Circinus, lies in a dense area of the Milky Way.

A pale yellow star of the F-type classification, Alpha Circini lies relatively close to the Earth on a cosmic scale: just fifty light years beyond the much better-known Alpha Centauri or Rigil Kentaurus.


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