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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationIota Centauri
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5028
Right Ascension13h 20m 36s
Declination-36° 42' 44"
Distance58 light years
18 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.8
Absolute: +1.5
Spectral ClassA2V White Main Sequence Star
Optimum VisibilityApril / May
NotesThis white main sequence star is relatively young in stellar terms at some 350 million years (less than one per cent of the age of the Sun). It is notable for possessing an unusually luminous circumstellar disc of material extending out from the star itself.