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The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
|16.62 mag||Star name:||UCAC3 catalog star 12781490|
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
|Declination:||-59.8894°||Right ascension:||8h 23m 0.04s (125.75015°)|
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
|many LY||Spectral type:||not in database|
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Carina (Ship keel)
Carina contains the second brightest star in the sky, Canopus, which is topped only by Sirius.read more on this constellation