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Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+6.94(4.5-9.9)|
|Distance||1320 ± 340 ly
(410 ± 100 pc)
S Carinae is an M-type red giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +6.94. It is approximately 1,320 light years from Earth. It is classified as a Mira type variable star and its brightness varies between magnitude +4.5 and +9.9 with a period of 149.49 days.
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