- X 906
- Y 19
- Z 868
- Variable Star of Mira Cet type
- Double or multiple star
- Infra-Red source
- Variable Star
R Centauri (R Cen) is a variable star in the constellation Centaurus. It is approximately 1300 light years from Earth.
The primary component, R Centauri A, is a red M-type bright giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +7.18. It is classified as a Mira variable and its brightness varies from magnitude +5.3 to +11.8 with a period of 546.2 days. It is also an H2O maser.This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "R Centauri", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.