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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ω Carinae (omega Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -62.7°   Azimuth: 149.0°   Direction: South-South-East

ω Carinae is a giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Carina.

ω Carinae visual magnitude is 3.32. Because of its moderate brightness, ω 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 ω Carinae

Finder chart ω Carinae (omega Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for ω Carinae (omega Carinae).

ω 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 ω Carinae are provided in the following table:

10h 13m 44s
-70° 02’ 17”
290.16°
-11.18°
Carina
Image of ω Carinae (omega Carinae) star
DSS2 image of ω Carinae. The red arrow shows the motion of ω Carinae during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ω Carinae

3.32
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.96
B8III
11247K

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

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

Distance of ω Carinae from the Sun and relative movement

ω Carinae is distant 370.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

113.51 pc
370.03 ly
7 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ω Carinae

ω Carinae
(omega Carinae)
SAO250885
SAO250885

Visibility of ω Carinae from your location

ω Carinae (omega Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK