Acrux (Alpha Crucis)

Sunday 01 April 2018 - 18:49:49 Category: April Posted by  Administrator 0
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The Brightest Star in the Constellation Crux

The brightest star in the Southern Cross, known as Acrux or Alpha Crucis, is in fact a close double star. A small telescope will divide it into two sparkling points. A fainter star, which is not related to the main pair, can be seen through binoculars.

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