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How to say it: sen-TOR-us
Abbreviation & genitive: Cen; Centauri
Approximate position: 13h, −50°
One of the original forty-eight Greek constellations listed by Ptolemy in the Almagest (second-century CE); 9th largest; contains 281 naked-eye stars.
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The brightest stars and best deep sky objects in Centaurus.
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