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υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -70.3°   Azimuth: 144.2°   Direction: South-East

υ Carinae is a double giant star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Carina.

υ Carinae visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its faintness, υ 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 υ Carinae

Finder chart υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae) star
Simplified finder chart for υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae).

υ 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 υ Carinae are provided in the following table:

09h 47m 06s
-65° 04’ 21”
Image of υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae) star
DSS2 image of υ Carinae. The red arrow shows the motion of υ Carinae during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about υ Carinae


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


υ Carinae star system properties

υ Carinae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the υ Carinae double sysyem:

5 arcsec

Alternative designations of υ Carinae

υ Carinae
(upsilon Carinae)

Visibility of υ Carinae from your location

υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK