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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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AG Carinae

AG Carinae is a luminous blue star (B2:pe) in the constellation of Ship keel.
One of the most luminous stars in our Milky Way. It is surrounded by an expanding shell of gas and dust, blown away by the star itself. The gas cloud has a diameter of about 5 lightyears.
Declination
-60.4536°
Right ascension
10h 56m 11.58s (164.04825°)
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
7.23 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
20,00020,000 ly
Tycho-Identifier
8958:3996:1
HIP-Identifier
53461
Spectral type
B2:pe
Color index
0.54
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Carina (Ship keel)
Image of the Hubble Space Telescope, showing the expanding shell of gas and dust.
Image credit: NASA, ESA and STScI
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