Delta Crucis

Stellar classification



  • X 302
  • Y 21
  • Z 165
→ Sol: 345

Object type

  • Variable Star of beta Cep type
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
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Delta Crucis (δ Cru, δ Crucis) is a star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Crux. It is sometimes called Pálida (Pale [one]) in Portuguese. This star is of apparent magnitude 2.79 and is located at a distance of about 345 light-years (106 parsecs) from Earth, the faintest of the four bright stars that form the prominent asterism known as the Southern Cross. Delta Crucis is massive, hot and rapidly rotating star that is in the process of evolving into a giant.

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