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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Avior - ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -58.86°   Az: 126.77°   Direction: South-East

Avior, also designated as ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae), is a variable giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Carina.

Avior visual magnitude is 1.86, making it the 38th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Avior 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 Avior - ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae) star
DSS2 image of Avior. The red arrow shows the motion of Avior during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 23m 00s
-59° 35’ 22”
15h 39m 43s
00h 02m 44s

J2000

08h 22m 30s
-59° 30’ 34”

Galactic Coordinates

274.29°
-12.6°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Avior - ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for Avior - ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

1.86
Giant

-4.58
K3III
4158K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Avior is distant 631.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

193.80
631.78
2 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/y
0.014"/y

Alternative Designations

Avior
ε Carinae
(epsilon Carinae)
SAO235932
SAO235932

Visibility from Your Location

Avior - ε Carinae (epsilon Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK