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Triangulum Australe (abbr. TrA, gen. Trianguli Australis)





The Southern Triangle; a small constellation close to the southern circumpolar region and touched by the southern edge of the Milky Way. Its three leading stars are bright enough to serve as pointers to other constellations nearby, including Apus in the south, Norma in the north, Circinus in the west, and Ara and Pavo in the east. The open cluster NGC 6025 at the boundary with Norma, contains about 30 stars of seventh magnitude and fainter and is a good object for binoculars (distance 2,000 light-years; magnitude 5.1, diameter 12'; R.A. 16h 03.7m, Dec. -60° 20'. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.


Triangulum Australe constellation
Triangulum Australe. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha (Atria) 1.91 -3.62 K2IIIb 415 16 48 40 -69 01 39
Beta 2.83 2.38 F2III 40 15 55 08 -63 25 50
Gamma 2.87 -0.88 A1V 183 15 18 55 -68 40 46
Delta 3.86 -2.54 G5IIa 621 16 15 26 -63 41 08


Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Bootes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Austrina | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula


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