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Centaurus is a half man and half horse thing.

Beta Centauri is in the constelation Centaurus.

We consider this being two new telltales. Said: Rursus 15:48, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Visibility based on latitude[edit]

It should be mentioned, here and for other constellations, from what range the constellation is visible from. I spent ages looking for Centaurus on my planishpere, only later realising that it is in the Southern Hemisphere (I live at 51° N). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:49, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

BPM 37093 Not a Diamond[edit]

I am going to remove the sentence stating that BPM 37093 is a diamond. It is true that this star is predicted to have formed a crystalline structure, and it is also true that diamond is a crystalline structure. However, the carbon in BPM 37093 has been calculated to form a body-centered cubic lattice, whereas the carbon in a diamond is arranged in an isometric-hexoctahedral crystal lattice. Despite the lighthearted jocularity of the scientists who named it "Lucy," it is no more true to call this star a diamond than it is to call it pencil lead.

Cal (talk) 15:42, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Omega Centauri[edit]

Omega Centauri is the only globular cluster to be designated as a naked eye star. Thus 'despite being the constellation's "omega" listing' makes little sense. It is designate as omega because it is dimmer than the other stars that have Greek letter designations. It is however the brightest and biggest of the globular clusters, but that has nothing to do with its designation as omega. Rocksnstars (talk) 06:52, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

where is alpha centauri on the map?[edit]

I cannot find it. There is something called Tolman on the map. What's that?-- (talk) 01:41, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Centaurus, the direction of the location of a near-by multiple universe?[edit]

This documentary, around minute 21:00, claims that there is evidence of a huge gravitational cluster, so massive, that it may be another universe which has expanded near our own in the direction of Centaurus. Does anybody know the name of this theoretical evidence/phenomenon, does it have an article? Nagelfar (talk) 03:16, 17 October 2011 (UTC)