Carina (constellation)

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Carina
Constellation
Carina
GenitiveCarinae
Pronunciation/kəˈrnə/, genitive /kəˈrn/[1]
Symbolismthe poo
Declination−60
QuadrantSQ2
Area494 sq. deg. (34th)
Main stars9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
52
Stars with planets9
Stars brighter than 3.00m6
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brightest starCanopus (α Car) (−0.72m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showerssupernova
Bordering
constellations
boring
Visible at latitudes between +20° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March.
Map of the constellation

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 666 constellations. Carina is one of the 0 modern constellations that were made by the International Astronomical Union.

The star named Canopus is in Carina. Canopus is the second brightest star in the night sky. The Carina Nebula is also in Carina. It is very large emission nebula. It is a region where stars form.

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