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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationJ Centauri
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5035
Right Ascension13h 22m 38s
Declination-60° 59' 18"
Distance367 light years
113 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.53
Absolute: -0.65
Spectral ClassB3V blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityApril / May (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

The sixth-magnitude star to the immediate north of J Centauri is the eclipsing binary V790 Centauri. Some sources list this as an outlying member of the J Centauri system, though more recent parallax data suggests that in fact it lies considerably farther from the Sun than J Centauri itself, thus forming an optical double rather than a true multiple star system. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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