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Centaurus is a constellation in the southern sky. It is surrounded by Hydra, Antila, Vela, Carina, Crux, Musca, Circinus and Lupus.


Centaurus
Latin name Centaurus
Latin genitive Centauri
International abbreviation Cen
Number of stars 389
Symbology Centaur


Remarkable objects

  • α Centauri, also called Toliman or Rigel Kent, is the third brightest star in the night sky
  • β Centauri, another bright star, also known as Agena or Hadar

History and mythology

References



88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula