Carina (constellation) facts for kids
|Pronunciation||//, genitive //|
|Area||494 sq. deg. (34th)|
|Stars with planets||9|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||6|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||1|
|Brightest star||Canopus (α Car) (−0.72m)|
|Nearest star||LHS 288
(14.64 ly, 4.49 pc)
|Visible at latitudes between +20° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March.
Carina is a constellation in the southern sky. It means the keel of a ship in Latin. Before, it was part of the constellation named Argo Navis. Then, Argo Navis was split into three constellations. The astronomer named Ptolemy listed Argo Navis when he made a list of 48 constellations. Carina is one of the 88 modern constellations that were made by the International Astronomical Union.
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