S Carinae

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This article is about the variable star. For s Carinae, see HD 90853.
S Carinae
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h09m21.9s
Declination −61°32′57″
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.94(4.5-9.9)
Distance 1320 ± 340 ly
(410 ± 100 pc)
Spectral type K5II-M6IIIe
Other designations
HR 3999, HD 88366, CP−60°1701, HIP 49751, SAO 250840, GC 13971

S Carinae (S Car) is a star in the constellation Carina.

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.