θ Carinae (theta Carinae)
θ Carinae is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.
θ Carinae visual magnitude is 2.76. Thanks to its high brightness, θ Carinae 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 θ Carinae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ Carinae
θ 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 θ Carinae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of θ Carinae in the sky:
Visibility of θ Carinae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of θ Carinae
The image below is a photograph of θ Carinae 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 θ Carinae is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of θ Carinae from the Sun and relative movement
θ Carinae is distant 438.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of θ Carinae
θ Carinae belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where θ Carinae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.