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Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -61.06°   Az: 234.30°   Direction: South-West

Aspidiske, also designated as ι Carinae (iota Carinae), is a variable supergiant star of spectral class A8 in the constellation of Carina.

Aspidiske visual magnitude is 2.25, making it the 69th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Aspidiske is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae) star
DSS2 image of Aspidiske. The red arrow shows the motion of Aspidiske during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


09h 17m 44s
-59° 22’ 44”
08h 38m 04s
17h 55m 49s


09h 17m 05s
-59° 16’ 31”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where Aspidiske is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of Aspidiske. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Aspidiske is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

13 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ι Carinae
(iota Carinae)

Visibility from Your Location

Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK