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Proper NameNone
Bayer Designationi Carinae
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3663
Right Ascension9h 11m 17s
Declination-62° 19' 1"
Distance543 light years
166 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.96
Absolute: -2.15
Spectral ClassB3III blue giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary / March (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
Notesi Carinae is a young, hot star estimated to be approximately seven times more massive than the Sun, but some two thousand times as luminous. This star uses a lowercase 'i' for its designation, and is not to be confused with (uppercase) I Carinae in the south of the constellation, or ι (Iota) Carinae, a rather brighter star given the name Aspidiske.

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