HD 96919

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HD 96919
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 11h 08m 33.99848s[1]
Declination −61° 56′ 49.8316″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.19[1]
Spectral type B9Ia[1]
Radial velocity (Rv) −22.4 ± 2[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −5.78 mas/yr
Dec.: 1.74 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 0.23 ± 0.25 mas
Distance approx. 10,000 ly
(approx. 4,000 pc)
Other designations
z2 Carinae (Bayer),[2] V371 Carinae (var.), 261 G. Carinae,[2] CD−61 2941, CPD−61 2075, CPC 20.1 3080, FK5 2891, GC 15331, GCRV 6856, GSC 08962-02640, HD 96919, HIC 54461, HIP 54461, HR 4338, PPM 358516, SAO 251286

HD 96919, also known by its Bayer designation of z2 Carinae and variable star designation of V371 Carinae,[2][3][1] is a star in the constellation Carina.

HD 96919 is a blue-white B-type supergiant, possibly located 10,000 light years from Earth. It is classified as an Alpha Cygni type variable star, and its brightness varies from apparent magnitude +5.12 to +5.19.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "V* V371 Car". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b c HD 96919. Uranometria Argentina catalog of bright southern stars (Gould, 1879): The Catalogue (with fixes of July 2013). CDS ID V/135A.
  3. ^ Note on 261 G. Carinae, first part and second part. Uranometria Argentina catalog of bright southern stars (Gould, 1879): Individual notes (with fixes of July 2013). CDS ID V/135A.