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Proper NamesNone
Bayer Designationd Centauri
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5089
Right Ascension13h 32m 12s
Declination-39° 30' 31"
Distance906 light years
278 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.9
Absolute: -3.3
Spectral ClassG9Ib Yellow Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityApril / May
Notesd Centauri is a binary system, comprising a pair of yellow giant stars. With an eccentricity of 0.52, the secondary star's orbital path takes the form of an elongated ellipse, and the companion completes an orbit of the primary giant every eighty-three years.