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HD 102776

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HD 102776, also known by its Bayer designation j Centauri (j Cen), is a star in the constellation Centaurus. [1]

21 relations: Apparent magnitude, Bayer designation, Bright Star Catalogue, Catalogues of Fundamental Stars, Centaurus, Constellation, Durchmusterung, Earth, HD 110073, Henry Draper Catalogue, Hipparcos, Iota Centauri, J Centauri, Light-year, Main sequence, Shell star, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog, Star, Stellar classification, Variable star, 1 Centauri.

Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Bayer designation

A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.

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Bright Star Catalogue

The Bright Star Catalogue, also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars or Yale Bright Star Catalogue, is a star catalogue that lists all stars of stellar magnitude 6.5 or brighter, which is roughly every star visible to the naked eye from Earth.

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Catalogues of Fundamental Stars

The Catalogue of Fundamental Stars is a series of six astrometric catalogues of high precision positional data for a small selection of stars to define a celestial reference frame, which is a standard coordinate system for measuring positions of stars.

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Centaurus

Centaurus is a bright constellation in the southern sky.

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Constellation

A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Durchmusterung

In astronomy, Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung (BD), is the comprehensive astrometric star catalogue of the whole sky, compiled by the Bonn Observatory (Germany) from 1859 to 1903.

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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HD 110073

HD 110073 (Bayer designation l Cen / l Centauri) is a star in the constellation Centaurus.

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Henry Draper Catalogue

The Henry Draper Catalogue (HD) is an astronomical star catalogue published between 1918 and 1924, giving spectroscopic classifications for 225,300 stars; it was later expanded by the Henry Draper Extension (HDE), published between 1925 and 1936, which gave classifications for 46,850 more stars, and by the Henry Draper Extension Charts (HDEC), published from 1937 to 1949 in the form of charts, which gave classifications for 86,933 more stars.

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Hipparcos

Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.

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Iota Centauri

Iota Centauri, Latinized from ι Centauri, is a star in the southern constellation of Centaurus.

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J Centauri

J Centauri (J Cen) is a star in the constellation Centaurus.

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Light-year

The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Main sequence

In astronomy, the main sequence is a continuous and distinctive band of stars that appear on plots of stellar color versus brightness.

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Shell star

A shell star is a star having a spectrum that exhibits features indicating a circumstellar disc of gas surrounding the star at the equator.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog is an astrometric star catalogue.

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Star

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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Variable star

A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.

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1 Centauri

1 Centauri, or i Centauri, is a yellow-white hued binary star system in the southern constellation Centaurus.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_102776

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