HD 76728

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c Carinae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 08h55m02.8s
Declination −60°38′41″
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.84
Distance 312 ± 14 ly
(96 ± 4 pc)
Spectral type B8-9II
Other designations
HR 3571, HD 76728, CP−60°1243, FK5 336, HIP 43783, SAO 250374, GC 12359, CCDM J08550-6039

HD 76728, also called c Carinae (c Car), is a star in the constellation Carina. It is a blue-white B-type bright giant with an apparent magnitude of +3.84 and is approximately 312 light years from Earth. This star has five times the radius of the Sun.[1]


  1. ^ Underhill, A. B.; et al. (November 1979), "Effective temperatures, angular diameters, distances and linear radii for 160 O and B stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 189: 601–605, Bibcode:1979MNRAS.189..601U, doi:10.1093/mnras/189.3.601