Stellar Profile: 66 G. Centauri or HD 102356
Star type: G2V
Distance: 30.13 Lightyears
Apparent Magnitude: 4.88 [visible to the naked eye]
Location in our sky: The constellation Centaurus
Age Approx: 7 to 9 billion years old
Mass: 0.88 sun
Radius: 0.96 sun
Luminosity: 0.85 sun
Temperature: 5,643 sun
Metallicity : -0.28 [Fe/H] [less than sun]
Radial Velocity: +15.3km/s [moving away from us at this speed]
Habitable Zone: Inner limit (0.75AU), Ideal Distance (.92AU), Outer Limit (1.1AU)
Planets: One Neptune sized world 15 times the mass of the earth with an orbit of 0.46 AU and an orbital period of 120 days. The planet has a very eccentric orbit that takes it from . 3 AU to .6 AU. It is outside the habitable zone, being a little too close to the star. Radial velocity indicates that this is the largest planet in the system within 5 AU.This still leaves the possibility of smaller planets, even in the habitable zone.
This star has a fairly dim Red Dwarf companion in a wide orbit of 235 AU. This is six times further out than Pluto is from the sun. The binary companion orbits the star in 3,823 years.