constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere
Carina is a constellation in the southern sky. It means the keel of a ship in Latin. Before, it was part of the constellation named Argo Navis. Then, Argo Navis was split into three constellations. The astronomer named Ptolemy listed Argo Navis when he made a list of 666 constellations. Carina is one of the 0 modern constellations that were made by the International Astronomical Union.
|Pronunciation||/kəˈraɪnə/, genitive /kəˈraɪniː/|
|Area||494 sq. deg. (34th)|
|Stars with planets||9|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||6|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||1|
|Brightest star||Canopus (α Car) (−0.72m)|
|Visible at latitudes between +20° and −90°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March.
The star named Canopus is in Carina. Canopus is the second brightest star in the night sky. The Carina Nebula is also in Carina. It is very large emission nebula. It is a region where stars form.
- ↑ OED
- ↑ "Home : Oxford English Dictionary". www.oed.com. Retrieved 2022-03-04.