List of Stars in the Crux Constellation

The Crux constellation is formed by 4 main stars that form its shape in the sky. Inside its area, there are currently 66 discovered stars.

The constellation of Crux represents a Cross.

Below you will find the full list of stars in the Crux constellation and their names as well as some general information about each of them.

Here’s what each of the columns means.

Proper name: This is the common name we give to some of the most prominent stars in the sky. These names have been passed from ancient civilizations and they are usually of Greek or Arabic origin. Due to the number of stars in the universe, most stars discovered these days do not receive a proper name.

Name: The scientific, Latinized name for the star.

Designation: Abbreviation of the scientific name or designation if it doesn’t have one. It is based on the Bayer catalog of stars.

Distance: How far away from Earth the star is. Given in light-years.

Visible magnitude: The brightness of the star as seen from Earth. Also known as apparent magnitude.

Absolute magnitude: The true brightness of the star, regardless of the point of view.

Stellar classification: Classification of the star according to its electromagnetic characteristics.

Proper NameNameDesignationDistance (light-years)Visible magnitudeAbsolute magnitudeStellar classification
Mimosa / BecruxBeta Crucisβ Cru3521.25−3.92B0.5III
Alpha1 Crucis (Alpha Crucis A)α1 Cru (α Cru A)3211.40−3.6B0.5IV
GacruxGamma Crucisγ Cru881.60−0.56M4III
Alpha2 Crucis (Alpha Crucis B)α2 Cru (α Cru B)3212.09−2.88B1V
ImaiDelta Crucisδ Cru3642.79−2.45B2IV
GinanEpsilon Crucisε Cru2283.59−0.63K3/K4III
Mu1 Crucisμ1 Cru3774.03−1.29B2IV-V
Zeta Crucisζ Cru3614.06−1.16B2.5V
Eta Crucisη Cru644.142.67F2III
Theta1 Crucisθ1 Cru2304.320.08Am
HD 110956HD 1109563964.62−0.80B3V
Lambda Crucisλ Cru3604.62−0.59B4Vn
Iota Crucisι Cru1254.691.78K1III
Theta2 Crucisθ2 Cru7534.72−2.10B2IV
Alpha Crucis Cα Cru C4.86B4IV
CH CrucisCH Cru10354.91−2.60B6IV
Mu2 Crucisμ2 Cru3615.08−0.14B5Vne
HD 110432HD 1104329825.27−2.12B2pe
HD 112244HD 11224418845.34−3.47O9Ib
HD 107696HD 1076963425.380.28B9V
BL CrucisBL Cru5665.38−0.82M4/M5III
HD 103961HD 1039616335.44−1.00B8III
BG CrucisBG Cru16805.49−3.07F5Ib-G0p
HD 103884HD 1038845985.59−0.73B3V
HD 104035HD 10403528355.59−4.11A3Ib
DS CrucisDS Cru29915.71−4.10A2Iab
HD 111904HD 11190440255.75−4.71B9Ia
HD 108732HD 1087325625.78−0.40M1III
HD 106068HD 10606848665.91−4.96B9Ia
HD 107543HD 10754317435.91−2.73K4III + (F)
HD 104933HD 1049336615.95−0.59M2III
HD 109000HD 1090002405.961.62A8III
Kappa Crucisκ Cru16615.98−2.55B5Ia
HD 110506HD 1105064145.990.47B9Vn
HD 108355HD 1083556576.02−0.50B8IV
HD 108501HD 1085013176.051.11A0Vn
HD 110461HD 1104613726.060.77B9V
HD 105841HD 1058412906.081.34F0III
HD 108570HD 1085701386.153.02K0/K1III
HD 104430HD 1044303096.161.28A1V
DL CrucisDL Cru~200006.20−7.66B1.5Ia
HD 108530HD 1085304946.210.31K2III
HD 105437HD 10543721596.22−2.89K3/K4II
HD 109492HD 1094921516.222.89G4IV
HD 104900HD 1049003546.301.12B9Vn
HD 108395HD 1083958746.35−0.79K4III
HD 104111HD 10411190226.36−5.85A8II
HD 110532HD 1105326676.41−0.14K0/K1III
Gamma Crucis Bγ Cru B6.42A3V
T CrucisT Cru40006.58G2Ib
S CrucisS Cru23006.58F7Ib-II
R CrucisR Cru5086.900.94F7Ib/II
HD 108147HD 1081471266.994.05F9V
AG CrucisAG Cru7.90F8Ib-II
HD 106906HD 1069063007.80F5V
BH CrucisBH Cru82007.96SC4.5-7/8e
X CrucisX Cru8.10G1Ib
W CrucisW Cru8.44G2Iab
AB CrucisAB Cru39008.48B2IVe
AI CrucisAI Cru23009.68F7Ib-II
GX 301-2GX 301-210.66B1.2Ia
WR 46WR 461300010.80−2.25WN3p
HDE 311884HDE 31188491110.81WN6o + O5V
NGC 4349-127NGC 4349-127650010.82KIII
BI CrucisBI Cru11.00B+….