Miaplacidus - β Carinae (beta Carinae)
Miaplacidus, also designated as β Carinae (beta Carinae), is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Carina.
Miaplacidus visual magnitude is 1.68, making it the 27th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Miaplacidus is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Miaplacidus:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Miaplacidus
Miaplacidus 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 Miaplacidus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Miaplacidus in the sky:
Visibility of Miaplacidus from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Miaplacidus
The image below is a photograph of Miaplacidus from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Miaplacidus is -0.162 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.108 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Miaplacidus from the Sun and relative movement
Miaplacidus is distant 111.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Miaplacidus
Miaplacidus belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Miaplacidus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.