υ Carinae (upsilon Carinae)
υ Carinae is a double giant star in the constellation of Carina.
υ Carinae visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, υ Carinae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about υ Carinae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of υ Carinae in the sky:
Visibility of υ Carinae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of υ Carinae
The image below is a photograph of υ 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 υ Carinae is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of υ Carinae
υ Carinae belongs to spectral class B7 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: