Crux KRUX The Southern Cross
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha 1 Crucis
Acrux
Alpha 2 Crucis
12h 26' 35.9
-63 5' 56
320 1.2 B0.5 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Wide Double
5" apart
12h 26' 36.5
-63 5' 58
1.64 B1 V Blue
Main Sequence
Mimosa
means: "actor"
Beta Crucis
12h 47' 43.3
-59 41' 19
350 1.25 B0.5 III Blue Giant Mimosa is also
a genus of
tropical plants
Gamma A Crucis
Gacrux
Gamma B Crucis
12h 31' 9.9
-57 6 47
88 1.59 M4 III Red Giant Optical Binary
12h 31' 16.7
-57 4' 51
780 6.39 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Delta
Crucis
12h 15' 8.6
-58 44' 56
165 2.58 B8 III Blue
Giant
Epsilon
Crucis
12h 21' 21.5
-60 24' 4
230 3.59 K3/4 III Orange
Giant
Eta Crucis 12h 6' 52.8
-64 36' 49
64 4.14 F2 III White
Giant
Iota Crucis 12h 45' 37.8
-60 58' 52
125 4.69 K1 III Orange
Giant