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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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η Carinae

η Carinae is a rare hot blue-white star (O var / O) in the constellation of Ship keel.
Declination
-59.6844°
Right ascension
10h 45m 3.54s (161.26477°)
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.
Magnitude
6.48 mag
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.
Distance
7,5007,500 ly
Tycho-Identifier
8626:2809:1
HIP-Identifier
Spectral type
O var / O
Color index
not in database
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Carina (Ship keel)
Image credit: Nathan Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and NASA
License: Public Domain
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