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Miaplacidus (Beta Carinae)




The second brightest star in the constellation Carina, a subgiant A star. Its name is of uncertain origin, possibly part Arab, part Latin: the Arabic Mi'ah for "waters" combining with the Latin placidus to give "placid waters."


visual magnitude 1.67
absolute magnitude -1.00
spectral type A2IV
luminosity 210 Lsun
radius 5.7 Rsun
distance 111 light-years
position R.A. 09h 13m 12s,
Dec. -69 43' 02"


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