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Carina Constellation
Constellation Carina the Keel

Carina, the Keel (Car)  

(cuh-REE-nuh)


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  (-0.72m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 13
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 2
      1. Other:
      2. Magnetar, hypergiant

    * 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).