Gacrux

Gacrux

(gay -kruks) Another name for Gamma (γ) Crucis. See Crux.
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I think scientists have made their profession more complex than it needs to be by giving stars such preposterous names as Fomalhaut, Gacrux and Miaplacidus.
1] Cru, Acrux 12 27 28 -63 11 06 [gamma] Cru, Gacrux 12 32 02 -57 11 56 [beta] Cru, Mimosa 12 48 38 -59 46 23 [alpha] Vir, Spica 13 26 01 -11 14 30 [beta] Cen, Hadar 14 04 56 -60 26 49 [alpha] Boo, Arcturus 14 16 23 +19 06 40 [[alpha].
Gamma Crucis, also known as Gacrux, is an obvious red giant of magnitude 1.