D Centauri

Stellar classification



  • X 490
  • Y 162
  • Z 246
→ Sol: 572

Object type

  • Double or multiple star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
simbad:* D Cen


D Centauri (D Cen) is a double star in the constellation Centaurus. The system has a combined apparent magnitude of +5.31 and is approximately 570 light years from Earth.

The system is classified as an orange K-type giant. The brighter component has an apparent magnitude of +5.31, while the apparent magnitude of the optical companion is +6.8. The two stars are separated by 2.9 arcseconds.

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