M Carinae

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For m Carinae, see HD 83944.


M Carinae
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Carina constellation and its surroundings
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Location of M Carinae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h 13m 30.63280s[1]
Declination −66° 22′ 22.1234″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.154[1]
Characteristics
Spectral type Am[1]
Apparent magnitude (B) 5.363
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.154
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) −15.2 ± 2[1] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −34.25 mas/yr
Dec.: 11.26 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 10.60 ± 0.17 mas
Distance 308 ± 5 ly
(94 ± 2 pc)
Other designations
M Carinae (Bayer), CPD−65°1273, CPC 21 2071, GC 14066, GCRV 6462, GSC 08955-01326, HD 88981, HIC 50083, HIP 50083, HR 4025, PPM 357856, SAO 250880

M Carinae (M Car) is a star in the constellation Carina. It is a white A-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.154. It is approximately 308 light years from Earth.

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