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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

η Carinae (eta Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -75.4°   Azimuth: 227.4°   Direction: South-West

η Carinae is a variable and multiple star of spectral class p in the constellation of Carina.

η Carinae visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, η Carinae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Carinae

Finder chart η Carinae (eta Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for η Carinae (eta Carinae).

η 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 η Carinae are provided in the following table:

10h 45m 03s
-59° 41’ 03”
287.6°
-0.63°
Carina
Image of η Carinae (eta Carinae) star
DSS2 image of η Carinae. The red arrow shows the motion of η Carinae during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about η Carinae

6.21

p
5929K

η Carinae star system properties

η Carinae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the η Carinae double sysyem:

6.21
6.31
0.1
0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of η Carinae

η Carinae
(eta Carinae)
SAO238429
SAO238429

Visibility of η Carinae from your location

η Carinae (eta Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom