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Carina Constellation
Constellation Carina the Keel Star Map

Carina, the Keel (Car)

(cuh-REE-nuh)


The Southern constellation of Carina, the Keel, is best viewed in Spring during the month of March. It's brightest star is Canopus at magnitude -0.72. The boundary of the Carina constellation contains 13 stars that host known exoplanets.

Carina is a circumpolar constellation, so is visible year-round in the Southern hemisphere. Conversely, it is not visible in the opposite hemisphere unless you are close to the equator.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. cuh-REE-nuh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Keel
      1. Genitive:
      2. Carinae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Car
      1. Asterism:
      2. Diamond Cross
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. March
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S circumpolar
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 46m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -57° 50'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Canopus  (-0.72)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 13
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars



    Brightest Stars in Carina

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Carina by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Star Clusters in Carina

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Carina . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Nebulae in Carina

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Carina . Also see all nebulae.

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type



          Galaxies in Carina

          The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Carina. Also see all galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Galaxy type



            Milky Way Satellites in Carina

            Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Carina. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

                1. Galaxy name
                2. Alt name
                3. Magnitude
                1. Carina Dwarf Spheroidal
                2. 11.3
                1. Carina II Dwarf
                1. Carina III Dwarf



              Exoplanets in Carina

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Carina. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come. Also see all exoplanets.

                  1. Host star name
                  2. Exoplanet name

                * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

                ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).