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V Centauri

Index V Centauri

V Centauri (V Cen) is a Classical Cepheid variable, a type of variable star, in the constellation Centaurus. [1]

6 relations: Centaurus, Classical Cepheid variable, Epoch (astronomy), Star, Stellar parallax, Variable star.


Centaurus is a bright constellation in the southern sky.

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Classical Cepheid variable

Classical Cepheids (also known as Population I Cepheids, Type I Cepheids, or Delta Cephei variables) are a type of Cepheid variable star.

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Epoch (astronomy)

In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.

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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 parallax

Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby star (or other object) against the background of distant objects.

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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] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_Centauri

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