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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationMu Centauri
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5193
HD120324
ConstellationCentaurus
Right Ascension13h 49m 37s
Declination-42° 28' 25"
Distance506 light years
155 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.5
Absolute: -2.5
Spectral ClassB2IV-Ve Blue Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityApril / May

Mu Centauri forms one vertex of a triangle of blue stars within Centaurus. The other members of the triangle are Nu Centauri to the north and Phi Centauri to the east. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

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