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Double Stars in Centaurus
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Here is a listing of the 137 or so best doubles in Centaurus.
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Name SAO Sep PA Mag1 Mag2 RA Dec Spect Color Comments
HJ 4405B   19.2 48 7.5 9.5 11:06.2 -53:16 B8    
HJ 4409 222581 1.4 260 5.5 8.5 11:07.3 -42:38 A5    
R 165 222645 3.4 67 7.5 7.5 11:13.1 -47:03 F8    
HJ 4421B   23.3 67 7.0 10.0 11:15.9 -47:55 A0   Near Planetary Nebula PLN 286+11.1
HJ 4423 222687 2.4 276 7.0 7.5 11:16.4 -45:53 F2    
HD 98558 238967 6.7 7 7.5 12.0 11:19.8 -53:28 A2    
HJ 4426B   13.3 174 7.0 11.0 11:21.7 -43:33 K0 ***  
HD 99279 251393 1.6 131 7.5 9.5 11:24.8 -61:39 K7 *** True Binary, primary is a Carbon star
SAO 202428 202428 1.3 120 5.5 10.0 11:25.5 -36:03 K0 ***  
B 796 202430 5.2 60 6.0 11.0 11:25.5 -37:44 M3 *** Nice red/white pair
HJ 4438B   23.0 196 7.5 12.0 11:27.5 -39:52 A0    
HD 99803 222813 13.1 167 5.5 8.0 11:28.6 -42:40 B9    
I 885 222814 1.0 176 7.5 10.0 11:28.6 -45:08 G0    
COR 125 239105 20.0 123 7.5 9.5 11:29.1 -58:47 A0   There is a 12.5 mag companion sep 6.6 PA 82
I 1544 202553 2.2 86 6.5 11.0 11:32.9 -36:12 G0    
HJ 4448B   7.5 89 8.0 10.0 11:32.9 -43:41 A0    
I 78 222863 1.0 97 6.5 6.5 11:33.6 -40:35 A2    
I 421 251494 1.5 117 7.0 10.0 11:37.5 -61:29 B5   Within NGC 3766
COR 126 251506 13.5 203 7.5 11.0 11:38.1 -63:12 B3   Within IC 2944 the Running Chicken Nebula
I 422 251511 1.7 3 7.5 10.0 11:38.3 -63:22 B2   Within IC 2948
HJ 4460 239261 8.6 176 8.0 9.0 11:39.2 -57:44 A0    
HWE 70 202675 3.3 104 8.0 8.5 11:39.5 -37:25 F8    
RST 4949 239272 1.1 25 7.0 11.0 11:39.9 -50:28 A0    
DUN 114 202691 17.0 95 6.5 8.0 11:40.0 -38:06 G5 *** Very nice red/orange pair
HDO 212 251540 1.0 325 7.5 8.0 11:41.2 -61:08 K0 ***  
I 890 239346 2.0 304 7.5 10.5 11:44.8 -55:27 A0    
GLI 169 251616 4.3 228 7.5 8.5 11:51.8 -64:35 B8    
I 892B   54.6 122 5.5 10.0 11:51.8 -64:35 A2   Secondary is also a close double mags 10/11 sep 5
HWE 71 202926 1.3 275 6.5 9.0 11:54.4 -37:45 F8    
HLD 114 239487 3.2 180 7.5 7.5 11:55.0 -56:05 G0    
I 80 223115 1.3 99 8.0 8.0 11:55.4 -41:54 A2    
HJ 4484 223139 3.1 310 7.0 9.5 11:58.3 -40:56 K0 ***  
I 895 223175 0.9 312 8.0 8.0 12:01.8 -41:49 A2    
SAO 203084 203084 0.6 173 7.0 7.5 12:03.7 -39:00 F5   True binary system, 115 years
HJ 4491   23.4 41 8.5 8.5 12:03.8 -44:07 F8 *** Nice orange/yellow pair
HJ 4492B   15.8 273 7.5 11.0 12:03.8 -54:42 F2    
HJ 5000B   50.3 31 7.0 9.0 12:06.7 -37:51 K0 *** Primary is an eclipsing binary
I 216 239710 1.1 27 7.5 9.5 12:09.8 -51:46 F8    
SEE 146 203197 0.9 58 8.0 10.0 12:10.6 -36:49 A2    
I 423 223266 2.6 166 6.5 11.0 12:11.0 -45:25 K0 ***  
D CEN 223297 2.9 244 5.5 6.6 12:14.0 -45:43 M0 ***  
SLR 10 203275 1.9 245 7.5 9.5 12:15.0 -36:13 A2    
R 193 203319 0.6 164 7.0 7.0 12:17.8 -36:05 A0    
I 1221 223366 1.7 83 7.0 10.0 12:21.2 -42:33 A0    
HDO 216 203431 4.6 54 7.0 13.0 12:24.2 -38:55 A5    
HJ 4518AB   10.0 208 6.5 8.5 12:24.8 -41:22 K0 *** Nice little grouping of colored contrasting stars
HD 109409 223527 1.0 29 6.0 10.0 12:34.7 -44:39 G5   Also B 1718
HD 109675 240089 7.7 121 6.5 12.0 12:36.8 -50:20 A0    
HJ 4546 240205 15.0 223 7.5 9.0 12:44.8 -52:45 F2    
HJ 4554 203877 31.6 25 7.5 11.0 12:51.7 -31:05 M0 *** Primary is a Carbon Star
HDO 220B 240338 6.4 210 6.5 12.0 12:52.4 -53:49 K0    
COR 143 240424 16.5 112 8.0 9.5 12:58.1 -54:11 A0    
DUN 127   16.8 126 8.5 8.5 12:59.8 -55:54 B9   Nice group of 3
HD 112851 223827 5.1 67 7.0 9.0 13:00.3 -48:36 K0 ***  
HJ 4563 204040 6.4 237 7.0 8.5 13:01.1 -33:37 G5    
HD 113129 204050 5.9 292 7.5 12.0 13:01.8 -30:50 K0    
SAO 204086 204086 11.2 235 7.0 11.0 13:03.8 -34:15 G5 ***  
COO 148B   4.8 99 8.5 9.0 13:05.1 -46:34 F2    
HJ 4567B   11.4 79 5.0 11.0 13:06.3 -48:28 B5    
I 917 223904 1.2 289 8.0 8.0 13:06.6 -46:02 F2    
KSI02 CEN 223909 25.1 100 4.5 9.5 13:06.9 -49:54 B2   Primary is a spectroscopic binary
R 213 240566 0.8 24 7.0 7.0 13:07.3 -59:52 B9    
HJ 4569 240583 4.8 242 7.0 9.0 13:08.0 -56:41 A0    
I 1565 204157 1.2 316 7.5 11.0 13:08.4 -34:06 A3    
COO 149 240599 12.7 256 8.0 10.0 13:09.3 -51:40 A0    
HJ 4571 204212 23.5 267 6.5 9.0 13:11.5 -35:07 K0 ***  
SEE 170 240645 1.7 2 5.5 8.0 13:12.2 -59:54 B8 *** Several doubles in field
COO 152 240653 25.8 147 6.5 8.5 13:12.9 -59:48 G0    
I 399 252218 8.2 138 7.0 10.5 13:14.0 -62:38 F5    
FIN 205 240666 2.7 341 5.0 10.0 13:14.2 -59:05 F8    
HIP 64624 252220 1.7 40 7.0 9.0 13:14.7 -63:34 B3   blue-white primary
COO 153 204287 4.6 350 7.5 11.0 13:15.3 -34:08 A0    
HJ 4576B 240693 5.6 128 7.5 10.0 13:16.2 -57:03 F0    
I 233 224025 3.4 110 7.5 10.5 13:16.8 -41:16 G5 *** Third member sep 44, pa 4 mag 10.5
HJ 4578 204325 8.6 150 7.0 10.5 13:17.6 -37:00 A2    
J CEN 252284 60.0 343 5.5 6.5 13:22.7 -60:59 B5/B4    
SLR 18 224095 0.6 239 7.0 7.0 13:22.9 -47:56 A2    
R 218 224157 2.4 170 7.5 10.0 13:28.1 -43:46 K0 *** two really nice red stars in field
SEE 180 224214 3.7 231 6.5 9.0 13:31.3 -42:27 K0 ***  
HRG 86 252356 1.6 239 7.5 8.0 13:32.5 -62:21 B9   In a rich star field, difficult to pick out.
HRG 87 252359 3.1 336 9.0 9.5 13:33.0 -62:23 A2    
SEE 184 204673 2.4 303 7.5 9.5 13:37.8 -35:04 G0    
R 223 241013 2.5 23 6.5 11.0 13:38.1 -58:24 K0    
HJ 4600 224312 16.7 119 8.0 9.0 13:39.3 -49:00 K0 *** nice tight colorful group with SAO 224311
Q CEN 241076 5.3 163 5.5 7.0 13:41.7 -54:33 B8    
FIN 353 224365 0.8 71 7.0 9.0 13:43.7 -42:04 B8    
DUN 142 241114 32.8 90 6.5 8.5 13:44.0 -59:14 B9    
COO 157 252448 9.4 318 6.0 10.0 13:47.2 -62:34 G5   Near bright open cluster NGC 5281
HWE 24 204866 11.6 355 6.5 9.5 13:49.0 -35:41 G3   Near spiral galaxy ESO383-87, mat 11.0
DUN 143 252461 12.5 36 8.0 9.0 13:49.2 -62:05 G5 *** Nice color contrast with SAO 252462
DUN 144 224467 9.2 256 8.0 9.0 13:49.6 -47:21 F8    
3 CEN 204917 7.9 108 4.5 6.0 13:51.8 -32:59 B5/B8   Very nice pair
BU 343 204922 0.7 66 6.5 7.5 13:52.0 -31:36 F8    
HJ 4619 224497 23.6 199 7.5 8.5 13:52.0 -47:51 G0 *** Nice colorful pair with SAO 224496
N CEN 241239 18.0 289 5.5 7.5 13:52.0 -52:48 B9/A3    
4 CEN 204944 14.9 185 5.0 8.0 13:53.2 -31:55 B5    
SEE 190 204964 7.2 222 7.5 11.5 13:53.9 -30:16 K2 ***  
HJ 4624 224514 21.4 350 6.0 10.5 13:53.9 -47:07 B3    
HWE 74 204988 6.2 117 7.0 9.0 13:55.3 -32:05 G5    
I 1238 205000 1.5 225 7.0 12.0 13:55.9 -30:34 F5    
I 224 205007 2.8 184 7.5 10.0 13:56.3 -38:39 F2    
R 227 241309 1.8 4 6.5 8.0 13:56.4 -54:07 A1    
DUN 151 241321 23.2 45 8.0 9.5 13:57.4 -56:02 G5/A2 *** Paired with SAO 241323
I 225 252556 2.4 301 7.5 11.0 14:01.4 -62:57 K0 ***  
BU 1197 205123 1.9 211 6.5 8.0 14:03.0 -31:41 F5    
HADAR (BETA) 252582 1.3 251 1.0 4.0 14:03.9 -60:22 B1    
HJ 4643 205139 22.2 134 7.5 11.5 14:04.1 -37:15 F8    
HJ 4642 252599 26.4 335 7.5 10.0 14:07.1 -63:26 G0/A3 ***  
SLR 19 224702 1.4 295 7.0 7.5 14:07.6 -49:52 G0    
SEE 198 224734 9.2 137 7.5 11.5 14:09.9 -44:17 B9   Paired with SAO 224735
SEE 199 182305 8.3 226 7.0 12.5 14:10.4 -30:05 A2    
HD 123794 224745 3.9 55 8.0 9.0 14:11.0 -46:55 F2    
HDO 228B   33.9 170 5.0 10.5 14:15.0 -57:04 B3   among a nice spattering of very dim stars
COO 167 252665 2.8 159 6.5 8.5 14:15.1 -61:42 O5 *** very blue primary
BRS 10 241583 30.2 116 7.0 8.0 14:16.5 -57:17 A0    
R CEN 241580 28.0 218 5.0 9.0 14:16.5 -57:17 M5    
BU 1110 205436 3.9 132 7.0 11.5 14:19.7 -36:51 M5/M6 *** Primary is a Carbon Star
COO 168 224849 1.7 205 9.0 9.0 14:20.7 -42:26 F2/F3   I 1241c
I 1241 224851 80.9 211 7.5 8.0 14:20.7 -42:26 A3   A/C SAO 224851/SAO 22849. Primary is a very close double sep 0.3
DUN 159 241673 9.3 160 5.0 7.0 14:22.6 -58:27 G4 ***  
BU 1112 205681 2.5 12 6.0 9.5 14:33.2 -30:43 K0 ***  
HDO 234 205690 14.2 158 7.0 11.0 14:33.5 -33:19 K0 ***  
ETA CEN 225044 5.6 270 2.5 13.0 14:35.5 -42:09 B2   Very difficult due to the glare from the primary
HWE 75 205766 4.1 215 8.0 8.5 14:37.2 -37:31 A0    
ALPHA CEN   8.7 8 0.0 1.5 14:40.0 -60:50 G2/K1 *** Very nice tripple, this is the nearst star to ours.
HDO 237 225106 8.7 22 7.0 13.0 14:40.3 -40:50 B9    
BU 414 205841 1.0 347 7.0 7.5 14:41.9 -30:55 B9    
HJ 4702 205964 9.8 215 7.5 9.5 14:48.6 -35:50 K0 *** Primary is a very close binary 0.1 sep
I 226 206071 2.8 218 7.0 11.0 14:54.4 -34:09 A0    
BU 347 206079 13.3 319 6.0 11.0 14:54.7 -33:18 K0   Third component sep 58.1 pa 243 mag 10
I 84 206083 4.6 259 7.5 10.0 14:54.9 -36:25 A0   Third component sep 39.0 pa 57 mag 11.5
HO 390 206099 24.3 170 5.5 12.0 14:55.8 -33:51 A0    
I 227 206111 6.5 107 8.0 13.0 14:56.6 -34:38 F8   Primary is a very close binary, sep 0.4 pa 107 mag 8. Fourth component sep 48.6, pa 24 mag 10
HJ 4718 206128 1.9 63 7.5 9.0 14:57.6 -35:23 K0 *** Primary is a Carbon Star
KAPPA CEN 225344 3.9 82 3.5 11.0 14:59.2 -42:05 B2   NGC 5786 is within the field, mag 12
HJ 4722 206173 8.6 337 7.0 9.0 14:59.5 -30:42 F0    
HJ 4724 206218 15.4 226 8.0 10.5 15:01.9 -36:55 A3    

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Some information gathered from Burgham's Celestial Handbooks and converted to J2000, other from my own observations.
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