The major portion of Centaurus (the Centaur) sprawls across the
center and right hand side of the picture. Muhlifain, Gamma
Centauri, lies just off right center, while bright Menkent (Theta)
is the bright star about halfway up from center and Iota
is the bright one toward the upper right edge. Eta is just to the
left of center, while Mu and Nu are the pair just up and to the
right of center, Nu on top. This northern part of Centaurus is
tied to the southern portion through
Epsilon Centauri, the bright star toward lower right. The bright
fuzzy image to the right of center is the great globular
star cluster Omega Centauri. Zeta Cen is just down and to the
left of it. The odd double 3 Cen is at the top center edge;
2 Cen is just down and to the right of it, while T Cen is the star
to the right and a bit up just barely visible at the edge. |
Lupus occupies the lower left portion of the image. Its brightest star, Kakkab, Alpha Lupi, is down toward bottom center. Beta Lupi is the lowest of the trio a bit up and to the left of it, with Delta to the left of Beta, Gamma down and to the left of Delta. GG is the first star up and to the right of Delta. Chi Lupi is off the picture to the left. Kappa is the first star just left of bottom center.
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