Centaurus, also known as Centaur, The Centaur or The Bison Man, is a constellation in space that borders Antlia, Carina, Crux, Musca, Vela, Circinus, Hydra, Libra and Lupus. Centaurus has 11 Main Stars and 15 of its stars has planets. The brightest star in Centaurus is Alpha Centauri.
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Stars within Centaurus are: Alpha Centauri, Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, Beta Centauri, Proxima Centauri, Theta Centauri, Gamma Centauri, Epsilon Centauri, Iota Centauri, SN 1986G, BPM 37093, HR 5171, Rho Centauri, Sigma Centauri, Pi Centauri, Mu Centauri, Delta Centauri, HD 102117, HD 117618, Przybylski's Star, PDS 70, GJ 3737, V1400 Centauri, Nu Centauri, V810 Cen, HD 105382, HD 129116, HD 125823, V744 Cen, HD 113538, V803 Cen, V842 Cen, V752 Cen, J Cen, Eya Centauri, H Cen, HD 101930, HD 117207, HD 114729, HD 121504, HD 1143866, HD 103197, Lambda Centauri, Tau Centauri, Psi Centauri, R Cen, Chi Centauri, 1 Cen, Kappa Centauri,HD 102365, 4 Cen, A Centauri and Zeta Centauri. Galaxies within Centaurus are: Centaurus A, Messier 83, NGC 4945, NGC 5253, NGC 5408, NGC 5102, NGC 5237, NGC 4696, NGC 5264, HIDEEP J1336-3321, NGC 4650A, NGC 4709, ESO 325-G004, ESO 269-57, NGC 4622, ESO 444-46, IRAS 13224-3809, NGC 4603 and NGC 5291.
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Centaurus as a constellation was Officially Introduced in The 100s AD by Roman World Astronomer Ptolemy but its recognition as a constellation dates back to The Classical World in 4th Century BC and the 3rd Century BC. Centaurus is based off The Centaur, a creature from The Classical World that is Half Man on top and Half Steed on the bottom. In Ancient Babylonia, this same constellation was seen as The Bison Man.
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