Alpha Crucis


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Alpha Cru·cis

 (kro͞o′sĭs)
n.
A binary star in the constellation Crux, the Southern Cross, approximately 326 light years from Earth.
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Noun1.Alpha Crucis - the brightest star in the Southern Cross
Crux, Crux Australis, Southern Cross - a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
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They moved southeast at a slow speed and disappeared in the region near Alpha Crucis and Alpha and Beta Centauri ...
If you continue the line between Gamma Crucis and Alpha Crucis for about 4.5 times the distance between them ten you will end up at a point fairly close to the south celestial pole.