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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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θ Carinae (theta Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -76.9°   Azimuth: 171.9°   Direction: South

θ Carinae is a hypergiant star of spectral class B0 in the constellation of Carina.

θ Carinae visual magnitude is 2.76. Because of its brightness, θ Carinae is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ Carinae

Finder chart θ Carinae (theta Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for θ Carinae (theta 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:

10h 42m 57s
-64° 23’ 39”
Image of θ Carinae (theta Carinae) star
DSS2 image of θ Carinae. The red arrow shows the motion of θ Carinae during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about θ Carinae


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.

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

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.

134.59 pc
438.76 ly
24 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of θ Carinae

θ Carinae
(theta Carinae)

Visibility of θ Carinae from your location

θ Carinae (theta Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom