Proxima Centauri in the southern constellation of Centaurus

This chart shows the large southern constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur) and shows most of the stars visible with the naked eye on a clear dark night. The location of the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri, is marked with a red circle. Proxima is too faint to see with the unaided eye but can be found using a small telescope.


ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:24 August 2016, 19:00
Related releases:eso2202, eso1735, eso1629
Size:3338 x 3182 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus Constellation
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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