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  Centaurus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centaurus is a bright constellation of the southern hemisphere.
Centaurus is sometimes associated with the constellation Sagitta, an arrow which Centaurus appears to have fired towards the constellation Aquila.
Centaurus appears to have fired an arrow, the constellation Sagitta, towards Aquila, the eagle that tortured Prometheus, thus appearing to release Prometheus from his torment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centaurus   (488 words)

 Bristol Centaurus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Like most Bristol Engines designs, the Centaurus was based on the mechanicals of an earlier design, in this case the "classic" 5.75 in (146 mm) piston from their original 1918 Jupiter.
The capacity of the Centaurus was increased by placing the pistons in a longer-stroke cylinder, and moving to two rows of nine cylinders instead of two rows of seven.
In fact, the Centaurus did not see any use until near the end of the war, first appearing on an upscaled version of the Vickers Wellington, the Warwick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bristol_Centaurus   (464 words)

 Galaxy Centaurus A / NGC 5128
It then shared the additional designation of Centaurus A, which had been determined to be the brightest radio source in the direction of (13:25:28-43:1:11 J2000; and 13:25:27.6-43:1:8.8, ICRS 2000) of Constellation Centaurus, the Centaur, north of globular cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) and west of Mu Centauri -- map.
Centaurus A's broad band of dust and cold gas is bisected at an angle by opposing jets of high-energy particles blasting away from the supermassive fl hole at its core.
Centaurus A's central region is also seen to be teeming with smaller x-ray sources, which are likely to be are to be neutron stars and stellar-mass fl holes that are accreting material from stellar companions (Kraft et al, 2001).
www.solstation.com /x-objects/cent-a.htm   (1484 words)

 Stars and Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centaurus is traditionally depicted as carrying Lupus the Wolf to sacrifice on Ara the Altar.
Centaurus is a magnificent sight on a balmy spring night (it reaches culmination on 30 March) or a pleasant fall evening if you live in the Southern hemisphere.
Centaurus is truly a jewel of the southern sky.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/extra/Centaurus.html   (569 words)

 Micronauts Aliens - Centaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centaurus is the Conquering Gladiator from the Remote Planet of Equestris.
Centaurus has a fl body with an almost scaly tail, reminiscent of earthworm segments or a scorpion's tail.
Centaurus also carries a laser crossbow, another departure from the typical blaster weapons.
www.micro-outpost.com /pictures/aliens/centaurus/centaurus.html   (168 words)

 Constellation Centaurus
Musca, Crux, which is nearly embedded into Centaurus and Circinus at the south eastern border.
Finally to the east the neighbour constellations are Lupus and Libra.
Centaurus is best known for its brightest star alpha Cen which is the second closest star to our sun.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/centaurus.html   (909 words)

 Writer's Guide to the PR Universe - Centaurus Megazord
Hardtochoke, Centaurus launched from the lower portion of the Zenith Carrierzord in the form of five independent land vehicles known as C-Zords.
When Maya called for Centaurus, Zenith Carrierzord was standing elsewhere when a red triangle in its Centaurus symbol lit up, and the five C-Zords simultaneously launched into the air from their holding bays, then landed and raced across the terrain.
Stratoforce and Centaurus, respectively, charged the Megazord with gold energy, which it channeled toward the monster as a large stream of fire, roasting and dissolving the monster.
www.rovang.org /wg/centaurus.htm   (990 words)

 HubbleSite - Astrofiles about "Hubble Provides Multiple Views of How to Feed a Black Hole"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centaurus A also was largely ignored because of the lack of large optical telescopes in the southern hemisphere, where this galaxy can be seen.
1954: Studying Centaurus A with telescopes at Palomar Observatory in California, Walter Baade and Rudolph Minkowski confirmed that it is a galaxy.
The pair also proposed that the peculiar structure of Centaurus A - with a bar of dark dust bisecting the galaxy - is the result of a merger between two galaxies, a giant elliptical and a small spiral.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/1998/14/astrofile   (731 words)

When World Champion Cheryl Stearns used her new Centaurus she said “It was the first time I ever felt balanced in the air.” Since she has over 10,000 jumps that is quite a recommendation.
The Centaurus was the first container system to use a one pin reserve container, pioneering the use of a single fabric locking loop passed through the reserve container and pilot chute.
The Centaurus conforms to the NAA product criteria which calls for the product to deliver the performance you want and be designed and built to last.
www.naaero.com /sport/centaurus.htm   (201 words)

 About Centaurus
Centaurus Financial is a national independent broker/dealer licensed to offer securities and insurance products in all fifty states.
Centaurus is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of both the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).
Founded in 1992, Centaurus was created with the primary philosophy that its clients would best be served by having access to registered representatives with high professional and ethical standards whose recommendations were not affected by corporate pressure to offer “in-house” or proprietary products.
www.centaurusfinancial.com /cfi   (187 words)

 Multiwavelength Centaurus A - Peculiar Galaxy
Centaurus A, also known as NGC 5128, is a peculiar galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus.
Astronomers now believe that Centaurus A is the remnant of an intergalactic collision, in which a dusty spiral galaxy and a bright elliptical galaxy merged hundreds of millions of years ago.
Centaurus A has a prominent dust lane that absorbs the ultraviolet light from the stars in the galaxy.
coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu /cosmic_classroom/multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_museum/cenA.html   (1212 words)

 About Centaurus
Centaurus does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as required by law, and we do not sell your personal information to third parties.
Centaurus maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards regarding your nonpublic personal information to ensure we are complying with our own policy, industry practices, and federal regulations.
Centaurus has a responsibility to disclose to you, clearly and completely, all risks, fees, costs, and relevant information associated with your decision to invest.
www.centaurusfinancial.com /cfi/disclosure.htm   (932 words)

 Centaurus - The Centaur
Centaurus' brightest star (Alpha Centauri), is called Toliman or Rigel Kentaurus, is the third brightest star in the sky and the closest star to the Sun.
Centaurus harbors, Omega Centauri (NGC 5139), the brightest and largest globular cluster in the sky.
Centaurus' brightest star (Alpha Centauri), is called Toliman or Rigel Kentaurus, is the third brightest star in the sky with a magnitude of -0.27 and the closest star to the Sun.
www.windows.ucar.edu /the_universe/cen2.html   (621 words)

 Centaurus Capital - What We Do
Centaurus Capital is a private investment management company with an emphasis on Europe.
Centaurus Capital was launched in year 2000 and originated from an investment team working together at BNP Paribas since 1993.
Centaurus Capital Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
www.centaurus-capital.com   (132 words)

 Centaurus - Journal Information
Centaurus is an international journal of the history of science and its cultural aspects.
The journal was started in 1950 and has remained one of the major journals devoted to the study of the history of science.
The Aim and Scope of Centaurus has been rewritten to include the history of science, medicine and technology and their social and cultural aspects.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0008-8994&site=1   (117 words)

 Centaurus - The Centaur
Centaurus placed a picture of himself in the sky to guide a group of sailors called the Argonauts.
It is called Proxima Centauri (closest in Centaurus) because, of the three components, it is the closest to Earth, about 4 light-years away.
Centaurus is home to Omega Centauri (NGC 5139), the brightest and largest globular cluster in the sky.
www.windows.ucar.edu /the_universe/centaurus.html   (592 words)

 SPACE.com -- The Curious Case of Centaurus A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is this strange juxtaposition of characteristics that led to a theory that explains the odd characteristics of Centaurus A: Its the scene of an accident.
Amateur astronomers often dub Centaurus A "the hamburger galaxy" for its curious appearance in the eyepiece.
The peaceful appearance of Centaurus A in a small telescope is a reminder of two complementary truths: That behind much of the beauty of the sky lies incomprehensible power and fury, and that maelstrom and destruction can produce a very tranquil beauty.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/centaurus_curious_000501.html   (1076 words)

Centaurus is one of several constellations that deal with the Labours of Heracles.
In the Fourth Labour, Heracles' assignment was to bring back a rampaging wild boar that was bringing death and destruction to the inhabitants of the northern part of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
Centaurus is one of the largest constellations with a clearly discernible asterism: the huge form faces east, with a sword waving menacingly toward Lupus the Wolf on the west.
www.dibonsmith.com /cen_con.htm   (1147 words)

 AllRefer.com - Centaurus, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
It is known especially for its bright stars Alpha Centauri and Hadar.
It also contains Centaurus A, a radio galaxy, as well as a globular star cluster visible to the naked eye.
Centaurus reaches its highest point in the evening sky in May.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Centauru.html   (158 words)

 APOD: 2003 July 5 - Centaurus A: X-Rays from an Active Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centaurus A is also seen to be teeming with other individual x-ray sources and a pervasive, diffuse
Most of these individual sources are likely to be neutron stars or solar mass fl holes accreting material from their less exotic binary companion stars.
The diffuse high-energy glow represents gas throughout the galaxy heated to temperatures of millions of degrees C. At 11 million light-years distant in the constellation Centaurus, Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is the closest
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap030705.html   (217 words)

 Centaurus Cluster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although it is possible to observe the Centaurus Cluster from northern California, as you can see from Steve's observing notes, my best view by far was at the Texas Star Party a few years back.
This is a large bright nearby (150 million light years) cluster that includes ten NGC galaxies within a one degree field.
Along with the IC4329 Cluster and Hydra I (AGC 1060), the Centaurus Cluster is part of the Hydra - Centaurus Supercluster.
www.angelfire.com /id/jsredshift/centaur.htm   (469 words)

 Centaurus A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This effect against stars in our own galaxy is known as interstellar reddening, though the effect in galaxies is complicated by the fact that some of the light is not in fact absorbed but scattered in different directions upon encountering a dust grain.
Centaurus A is an unusually colorful galaxy; note the very blue star clusters along the edges of the dust lane, most prominent in the blue-light picture.
This is widely held to be an elliptical galaxy that has acquired a spiral by merger, with the broad and gas-rich dust lane being the most visible debris of the collision.
crux.astr.ua.edu /gifimages/cena.html   (239 words)

 SPACE.com -- Chandra Sees Stream of Energy Zooming From Nearby Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The image reveals the bright X-ray source at the center of Centaurus A, thought to be a supermassive fl hole.
Centaurus A is a massive elliptical galaxy, relatively nearby at just 11 million light-years from Earth.
When fl holes have plenty to feed on, they produce X-rays around their fringes as the matter is accelerated to nearly the speed of light before being pulled in.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/chandra_centaurus_jet_010807.html   (464 words)

 Centaurus girls fall to Mullen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LAFAYETTE — The Centaurus girls had trouble holding onto the basketball Tuesday against No. 6-seeded Mullen during the opening round of the Skyline League's District 3 Tournament.
The second was more of the same for Centaurus, which committed 13 turnovers in the period for a 36-17 deficit at the break.
Centaurus — 8 9 12 14 — 43
www.bouldernews.com /sports/highschool/27schsg.shtml   (360 words)

 Centaurus A Galaxy: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Centaurus A Galaxy (also known as Centaurus A, EHandler: no quick summary.
Centaurus A is part of the M83 Group M83 group of galaxies quick summary:
The m83 group of galaxies (also known as the ngc 5128 group or simply the m83 group) is a physical group and a galaxy cluster....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ce/centaurus_a_galaxy.htm   (385 words)

 Centaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Centaurus is a vast constellation, beginning well to the north and finishing very far to the south.
The brightest star in Centaurus, alpha, is really a combination of two very bright stars, with magnitudes 0.14 and 1.2.
Not only amongst the brightest in the heavens, the two are also the closest to the Solar System at 4.4 light years away.
www.dibonsmith.com /cen.htm   (103 words)

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