j Centauri J Centauri

Stellar classification



  • X 532
  • Y -20
  • Z 265
→ Sol: 595

Object type

  • Be Star
  • Star
  • Emission-line Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
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J Centauri (J Cen) is a star in the constellation Centaurus. It is approximately 350 light years from Earth.

J Centauri is a spectral class B3V main sequence star with a mean apparent magnitude of 4.5 and a luminosity 500 times that of the Sun. The temperature of the star's photosphere is nearly 24,000 K. The rotation velocity at the equator is at least 223 km/s. It is believed to be a binary star system.

This star may be a member of the Scorpio-Centaurus OB association (Sco OB2). This is one of the nearest regions of recent star formation.

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