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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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χ Carinae (chi Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -23.8°   Azimuth: 212.0°   Direction: South-South-West

χ Carinae is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Carina.

χ Carinae visual magnitude is 3.47. Because of its moderate brightness, χ Carinae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ Carinae

Finder chart χ Carinae (chi Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Carinae (chi Carinae).

χ Carinae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of χ Carinae are provided in the following table:

07h 56m 46s
-52° 58’ 55”
Image of χ Carinae (chi Carinae) star
DSS2 image of χ Carinae. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Carinae during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about χ Carinae


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Distance of χ Carinae from the Sun and relative movement

χ Carinae is distant 386.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

118.62 pc
386.71 ly
19 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of χ Carinae

χ Carinae
(chi Carinae)

Visibility of χ Carinae from your location

χ Carinae (chi Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK