V376 Carinae

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V376 Carinae A/B
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 08h56m58.4s
Declination −59°13′46″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.13/+6.83
Distance 621 ± 54 ly
(190 ± 17 pc)
Spectral type B2IV-V/B9.5V
Other designations
b¹ Carinae, HR 3582, HD 77002, CP−58°1301, FK5 1233, HIP 43937, SAO 236436, GC 12405, CCDM J08570-5914

V376 Carinae is a binary star in the constellation Carina. It also has the Bayer designation b¹ Carinae (b¹ Car). It has a combined apparent magnitude of +4.93 and is approximately 621 light years from Earth.

The primary component, V376 Carinae A, is a blue-white B-type subgiant with a mean apparent magnitude of +5.13. It is classified as a Beta Cephei type variable star and the brightness of the system varies from magnitude +4.91 to +4.96 with a period of 29.95 minutes.

The companion star, V376 Carinae B, is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +6.83. The two stars are separated by 40.4 arcseconds.