C Carinae

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C Carinae A/B
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 08h15m15.9s
Declination −62°54′57″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.3/+7.9
Distance 242 ± 10 ly
(74 ± 3 pc)
Spectral type A2V
Other designations
HR 3260, HD 69863, CP−62°985, HIP 40429, SAO 250164, GC 11275, CCDM J08153-6255

C Carinae (C Car) is a binary star in the constellation Carina. It is approximately 242 light years from Earth and has a combined apparent magnitude of +5.16.

The primary component, C Carinae A, is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +5.3. Its companion, C Carinae B, is a yellow-white F-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +7.9. The two stars are separated by 3.9 arcseconds, or at least 290 AU.