HR 3159

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D Carinae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 08h00m20.0s
Declination −63°34′03″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.81
Distance 542 ± 44 ly
(166 ± 14 pc)
Spectral type B3V
Other designations
HR 3159, HD 66591, CP−63°866, FK5 2624, HIP 39138, SAO 250069, GC 10893

D Carinae (D Car) is a star in the constellation Carina. It is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.81 and is approximately 542 light years from Earth. This star has a radius of nearly four times the radius of the Sun.[1]


  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, E. L.; Massa, D. (March 2005), "Determining the Physical Properties of the B Stars. II. Calibration of Synthetic Photometry", The Astronomical Journal, 129 (3): 1642–1662, arXiv:astro-ph/0412542Freely accessible, Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1642F, doi:10.1086/427855