Beta Carinae

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Beta Carinae
Observation data
Epoch {{{epoch}}}      Equinox
Constellation Carina
Right ascension {{{ra1}}}
Declination {{{dec1}}}
Apparent magnitude (V) {{{appmag_v1}}}
Right ascension {{{ra2}}}
Declination {{{dec2}}}
Apparent magnitude (V) {{{appmag_v2}}}
Evolutionary stage blue giant
Spectral type A1III
Distance113,2 ly
Radius6,8 R
Diameter6,8 D
Luminosity (bolometric)288 L
Temperature8,866 K
Other designations
Beta Carinae, Miaplacidus

Beta Carinae, also known as Miaplacidus, is a star located in the constellation Carina. It is located 113,2 light years away from the Earth. Beta Carinae has a diameter of 6,8 D, making it around the size of the orbit of no planet. Beta Carinae has a stellar class of A1III and a temperature of 8,866 degrees Kelvin; it is a blue giant that is currently burning helium within its core. Beta Carinae is around 288 times brighter than the Sun. It has an apparent magnitude of 1.68[1][2]


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