b Circini


Beta Circini is, appropriately, the second brightest star in the constellation with a visual magnitude of 4.1.

In the same field of view is gamma, a close binary with colour contrast, blue and yellow. The binary is only resolved in larger telescopes: 4.9, 5.8; PA 49 and separation 0.7".

The stars are found just east of alpha Centauri: binoculars.


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1999-2000 by Richard Dibon-Smith.