Double star Rigel Kent

Bug #1182126 reported by Rob van de Weg on 2013-05-20
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Stellarium
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Bug Description

In Stellarium Rigel Kent (Alpha Centauri) is represented Before Christ (BC) as a wide double star . In 4000 BC they are separated several degrees. Possibly the proper motions of both stars are not the same as it should be for a binary star. Are the coordinates (RA/DE) of Alpha1 still correct?

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) wrote :

Stellarium don't model movements of components for binary systems.

Changed in stellarium:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: double-stars
tags: added: catalog
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