Centaurus
  • Kieghan M
  • 04/16/2023
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Centaurus is the 9th largest constellation in the night sky. Its brightest star is α Centauri(Rigil Kentaurus) at a magnitude of 0.0. It is best visible from latitudes 25N to 90S during months April through June. The most interesting object to gaze at with binoculars or a telescope is ω Centauri. Otherwise known is NGC 5139, ω Centauri…

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