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Carina

Quick Facts

Name:Carina
ka-REEN-uh
Meaning:Keel
Abbreviation:Car
Genitive:Carinae
Visible in Latitudes:20° thru -90°
Viewing Season:All year (circumpolar)
Best Seen In:March, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:December 27
Right Ascension:8.76 hours
Declination:-59.9 degrees
Area:494.184 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Carina

About Carina

Carina, the keel, was created from the old constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. Fifty Argonauts guided the ship from Iolchis in Thessaly to Aea in Colchis. They sought the golden fleece; when the voyage was over, Athene placed the boat in the sky.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
CanopusAlpha Car
MiaplacidusBeta Car
AviorEpsilon Car
TuraisIota Car

Neighboring Constellations

CentaurusPuppis
ChamaeleonVela
MensaVolans
Pictor
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