Miaplacidus (Beta Carinae)

Miaplacidus (Beta Carinae) is 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"