Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest independent gravitational system to Sol, as it does technically host Proxima Centauri. The main system is a binary, composed of the G2V star Rigil Kentaurus (αCenA) and the K1V star Toliman (αCenB). The pair orbit about a common center with an orbital period of just under 80 years. Their orbit is eccentric causing the distance between Rigil Kentaurus and Toliman to vary between 35.6 AU to 11.2 AU. The system has only two planets, one around each star, as well as one of the largest citystations in known space.

Geography

Location

Alpha Centauri lies just over 4 lightyears from Sol, placing it very close to the approximate center of known space.

Structure

Rigil Kentaurus Toliman
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Fauna & Flora

The planet Fortuna around Rigil Kentaurus hosts a unique transplanted branch of Hemeragenids, which have mingled with some Terragenid organisms in the recent centuries.

CATALOGUE DESIGNATIONS
GJ 559
HIP 71681 / 71683
Opamu/Uwari
OHSE 26
Veqhnasi Zaal
AM 126
3 Pirrzne
EZN 77
Amh Gebor ikh'Bakhur
KAZ 150
 

Type
Star System
Included Locations
Universal Star Catalogue designation USC 002
Location Local Interstellar Cloud, Local Bubble, Orion–Cygnus Arm, Milky Way, Virgo Supercluster
Proximal system Proxima Centauri (0.12 ly)

System Structure

System diameter (farthest orbit) 5.33e+9 km (widest point)
System mass 2.01 MSol

Endemic Bodies

Component stars
  1. Rigil Kentaurus
  2. Toliman
Stellar type
  1. G2V
  2. K1V
Known planets 2
Known dwarf planets 7
Biotic bodies 1

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