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Carina Constellation
Constellation Carina the Keel Star Map

Carina, the Keel (Car)


The 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.

      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
      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

    Star Clusters in Carina

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Carina :

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

      Nebulae in Carina

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Carina :

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

        Galaxies in Carina

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Carina:

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

          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.

              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).