Alpha Centauri in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur)
This chart shows most of the stars visible with the unaided eye on a clear night. The star Alpha Centauri is one of the brightest stars in the southern sky (marked with a red circle). It lies just 4.3 light-years from the Earth and one component in a triple star system.
ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope
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|Release date:||16 October 2012, 23:50|
|Size:||3338 x 3182 px|