ζ Centauri


Zeta Centauri is a bright subgiant (2.5) which marks the Centaur's belly.

Two very fine telescopic binaries are in the same field, h4600 and h4619.
      h4600: 7.8, 9.3; 117, 16.2"
      h4619: 7.0, 8.4; 198, 23.2"

Return to gamma Centauri to continue your exploration of Centaurus, two binocular fields south-southwest.

Now with gamma at the bottom of your glasses, move north two fields. The bright star is 'n' Centauri, move a few degrees west for this view: binoculars.

The binary seen here, h4518, is splendid in small telescopes: 6.5, 8.4; 208, 10.1"

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