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Delta Centauri

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationDelta Centauri
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)4621
Right Ascension12h 9m 19s
Declination-50° 49' 27"
Distance415 light years
127 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.6
Absolute: -3.0
Spectral ClassB2IV Blue Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityApril (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesDelta Centauri is a rapidly rotating star, and this rapid rotation causes it to emit gas that then forms into a ring or shell around the star itself, creating a phenomenon known as a 'shell star'. This blue star is intensely luminous, radiating up to 12,000 times as much energy as the Sun.


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