Beta Circini

Stellar classification



  • X 62
  • Y -3
  • Z 78
→ Sol: 100

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* bet Cir


Beta Circini, Latinized from β Circini, is an A-type main sequence star and is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Circinus. It has an apparent visual magnitude of approximately 4.069, which is bright enough to be viewed with the naked eye. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 33.75 mas as seen from the Earth, it is located about 97 light years from the Sun.

With a stellar classification of A3 Va, this is an A-type main-sequence star. It is roughly 166 million years old with around 1.3 times the Sun's radius. The star is radiating 19 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 8,892 K. It has one known sub-stellar companion.

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