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TalesoftheAntaresRangers © 2011
A new Science Fiction Young Adult ebook series for all ages.
A universe 350 years in our future.  A tale spanning 1,000 years.  Five teens, lost in space on a living starship. (Alpha Centauri.)
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Humanity's first extra-solar colony was founded on Chiron, at the triple star of Alpha Centauri. This is the destination of our first interstellar colonists in the Tales of the Antares Rangers prequel, "The Centauri Project." The colony was established in 2051, before the advent of Faster-Than-Light travel. Chiron is the fourth planet of the system.
Alpha Centauri facts

R.A.: 14h 5m 39s
Dec.: -60 degrees 50 minutes
Spectral type: G2V (Alpha Centauri A)
Luminosity: 1.52 (compared to Sol)
Distance from Sol: 4.4 LY

Colonial Star Route times from Sol:
     8 days for travelers (K-T-space)
     1.3 year accumulation in normal space
Alpha Centauri A (also called Rigil Kent) is nearly a twin of Sol, except for the fact that it is a triple star. It is also the closest star to Sol, at just under 4.4 Light Years. Alpha Centauri is located in Earth's southern sky, as indicated by its negative declination. The colony world of Chiron orbits Alpha Centauri A, with a population of 30 million.