Beta Crucis

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The second-brightest star in the constellation Crux, also known as Becrux or Mimosa. It is a B0.5 giant 279 l.y. away and a variable of the Beta Cephei type, ranging between magnitudes 1.2 and 1.3 with a period of 5.7 hours.

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