Beta Centauri


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Noun1.Beta Centauri - the second brightest star in CentaurusBeta Centauri - the second brightest star in Centaurus
Centaurus, Centaur - a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross
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On Monday, December 02, Australian amateur astronomer John Seach (Chatsworth Island, NSW) discovered a nova in Centaurus, not far from beta Centauri.
The Southern Cross, Alpha and Beta Centauri and Antares (meaning rival of Mars) were especially important for traditional Arab navigators, so it is good to have night such as this when those stars are unobscured by clouds.
Robert Innes in 1915 at the Union Observatory found a faint third star associated with the stars alpha and beta Centauri.
If you a draw a line from Alpha Hydri to Beta Centauri, it is neatly bisected by the south celestial pole.
This panorama, captured near Christchurch, New Zealand, shows Alpha and Beta Centauri (the bright pair on the Milky Way's band at lower left), the Southern Cross and Coalsack (left of center), the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (below center), Canopus (right of center), and Sirius (upper right).
below, right) Two of the many intrigued children who came back to look several times at Saturn and Beta Centauri.
For now they are the closest pairing of 1st-magnitude stars in the night sky, just edging out nearby Alpha and Beta Centauri (the Pointers to the Southern Cross).