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What's in a Name:
|| Combination of the Greek letter alpha and the name of the constellation.
Claim to Fame:
||Marks the foot of the Southern Cross.
|Type of Star:
|| Blue-white Subgiant
How Far Away:
|| 200 light years away
| How Bright:
|| About 100 times brighter than the Sun
Where to View:|| In the constellation Crux the Southern Cross
When to View:||All year round in the Southern Hemisphere|
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