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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 year ago

Is Alpha Centauri ever visible in the northern hemisphere (for example in NY or Chicago)?

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  • 1 year ago

    No, not in New York City or state, not in Chicago, and not in New Orleans at 30°N latitude or Houston, TX.

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  • 1 year ago

    It's visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but not that far north.

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  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    neither. Its declination is -60 degrees 50 minutes, so never visible north of +29 degrees 10 minutes which means Florida just north of Cape Canaveral

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    only the very south of the Northern Hem.

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  • 1 year ago

    Declination of Alpha Centauri is -60 degrees 50 minutes. So in theory it could be seen from 29 deg 10 min N. In practice, it's very difficult to see stars close to the horizon, so you'd be lucky to see it from Miami (25 deg 46 min N). Better luck in Panama! (8 deg N)

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