Rigil Kent


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Rigil Kent

(rī`jəl): see Alpha CentauriAlpha Centauri
, brightest star in the constellation Centaurus and 3d-brightest star in the sky; also known as Rigil Kent or Rigil Kentaurus; 1992 position R.A. 14h39.1m, Dec. −60°49'. Its apparent magnitude is −0.26.
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Rigil Kent

[′rī·jəl ′kent]
(astronomy)
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