Monday, April 18, 2011


Star type
g K0 IIIb

Distance from Earth
g 60.9 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g Well along in its evolution, Menkent is now fusing helium into carbon and oxygen in its deep core.

Radius/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g 1100%; NA; 4780 K

Brightness (xSol)
g 60%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g Near clone to Pollux
g Rather high "proper motion," star is approaching us at only one kilometer per second, it is speeding past us at 65 kilometers per second, about twice "normal," suggesting that the star really belongs to the outer part of the galaxy's disk and is only visiting the solar neighborhood.

Known planets
g NA

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g In constellation Centaurus

Other names
g Theta Centauri; The Cen A; HR 5288; Gl 659; HIP 68933; HD 123139

Sci-fi mentions
g In "Star Trek" universe, located in Romulan space.

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