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  Carina Constellation
Though it lies on the band of the Milky Way, most of the stars in Carina are relatively faint, with the brilliant exception of Canopus, the second brightest star in the entire sky after Sirius.
Carina is home to Canopus (alpha Carinae), the second brightest star in the heavens.
The most interesting object of the constellation is Eta Carinae: a mystery star which changes its magnitude very irregularly, from a brilliant -0.8 in 1843 to a rather dim -7 in the mid 1870s.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Carina.html   (1484 words)

  Carina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carina (anatomy), a ridge in the sagittal plane of the trachea where it splits into the two primary bronchi
Carina, in architecture, was the name Ancient Romans gave for any building in the form of a ship.
Carinae were weepers, or women hired, in Ancient Rome, to weep at funerals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carina   (182 words)

 Carina an April constellation
Carina the keel was part of the extensive Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts, until subdivided in the 1750's by the French celestial cartographer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.
Canopus a (alpha) Carinae at magnitude -0.72 is the second brightest appearing star in the sky.
It is one of the showpieces of the southern sky.
www.faster.co.nz /~rasnz/Stars/Carina.htm   (571 words)

 Constellation Carina
The globular cluster NGC 2808 is a faint naked-eye object.
The brightest stars of Carina are alpha Car, Canopus, a yellow-white supergiant of -0.7 mag (about 300 lightyears distant), beta Car, Miaplacidus, a blue-white star of 1.7 mag, gamma Car,Almuhlif with 1.8 mag and epsilon Car, She (sometimes called Avior), which is a yellow giant with a brightness of 1.9 mag.
Eta Car with the surrounding the Eta Carinae Nebula is one of the most peculiar objects in the sky.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/carina.html   (638 words)

Lacaille divided the gigantic Argo Navis into three constellations: Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern, or Poop deck), and Vela (the Sail).
Carina is home to Canopus (alpha Carinae), the second brightest star in the heavens.
The most interesting object of the constellation is Eta Carinae: a mystery star which changes its magnitude very irregularly, from a brilliant -0.8 in 1843 to a rather dim -7 in the mid 1870s.
www.dibonsmith.com /car_con.htm   (892 words)

The constellation Carina is known as the Keel, which is the bottom part of old ships.
Carina was originally a part of Argo Navis, which was a huge boat in the night sky.
Carina is a Southern Circumpolar constellation, so only a very few in the Northern Hemisphere can see it.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/carina.html   (269 words)

 Constellation families
The constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear)is certainly one of the most famous constellations; it includes the familiar asterism Big Dipper (the Britsh call it the Plow, the Wain or the Wagon; in German it is known as the "Große Wagen").
North of the constellation Leo lies the Leo Minor, the Smaller Lion.
South of the Keel lies the Chamaeleon, the Chameleon - extending its tongue to the neighboring minor constellations.
www.seds.org /Maps/Const/const_family.html   (1016 words)

 Constellation Carina
Carina is one of the three constellations that use to form the huge constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
The constellation Argo Navis is said to have been created because these stars skimmed the southern horizon, or sea, as seen from Greece.
Among the heroes were Hercules, Castor and Pollux (the Gemini Twins), Orpheus, the Singer-Hero (the constellation Lyra), Zetes and Calais (sons of the North Wind), Theseus, the hero who slew the Minotaur (the constellation Corona Borealis), and many others, including one woman, Atlanta, an excellent archer.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/carina.html   (2907 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Carina
The Egyptians saw the constellation as the boat that carried the gods Isis and Osiris during a worldwide flood.
The story most often associated with the constellation is that it represented the ship, Argo, sailed by the mythical Greek heroes Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece.
By the 18th century, astronomers found that Argo Navis covered too large an area of the sky to be useful in locating deep sky objects so it was deconstructed (by astronomer Nicholas de Lacaille) into three component constellations: the keel (Carina), the sail (Vela) and the poop (stern) deck (Puppis).
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/carina.html   (408 words)

 carina - Search Results - MSN Encarta
as part of constellation Argo, star Avior in, star Miaplacidus in, star Turais in
Argo (astronomy): constellation Carina, the "keel" of Argo Navis
Turais, also known as Aspidiske and Iota Carinae, fourth brightest star in the constellation Carina, the Keel.
ca.encarta.msn.com /carina.html   (87 words)

 Carina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carina was originally part of the large constellation Argo Navis.
When the International Astronomical Union officially defined the 88 constellations and their boundaries, they split Argo Navis into 4 parts: Carina (the keel), Vela (the sail), Puppis (the poop), and Pyxis (the compass).
Pam Eastlick has contributed a great description of Argo Navis and its associated constellations as seen from Guam.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Carina.html   (61 words)

 CARINA network
In astronomy, Carina is the constellation of the keel, originally part of the large constellation Argo Navis (the ship of Jason and the Argonauts).
The central objective of CARINA is to aid the establishment of European scientists as world leaders in nuclear astrophysics research.
The CARINA network aims at being a forum for discussion and collaborative works in Nuclear Astrophysics in Europe open to scientists of the relevant communities.
www.cyc.ucl.ac.be /CARINA   (460 words)

 JBO - Carina Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This southern constellation represents the keel of the ancient constellation Argo Navis - ship of the Argonauts.  It contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky and also the Eta Carina Nebula in which lies the massive star Eta Carina.
  The Eta Carina Nebula and Orion Nebula are formally called HII regions as they contain clouds of atomic hydrogen that have been ionised by intense ultra-violet light from the many hot young O-type stars that are found within them - like those that make up the trapezium in the Orion nebula.
It lies in one of the brightest regions of the milky way and is best located by starting at the constellation Crux and moving along the milky way westwards 13 degrees - about 2 and a half binocular fields.
www.jb.man.ac.uk /public/AList/Carina.html   (308 words)

 Akira Fujii's constellation pictures
The Southern Cross, Carina nebula and the False Cross, from the Coal Sack to o Velorum.
From Crux to Carina, beneath the Southern Cross.
Centred on lambda and nu Scorpii, from Scutum to Circinus and Rigil Kent (alpha Cen).
www.davidmalin.com /fujii/fujii_index.html   (923 words)

 Some Common Names for Deep Sky Objects
galaxy clusters which are named after a constellation such as the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies or the Coma Cluster of Galaxies.
Common names for deep sky objects are usually assigned for either the constellation where the object is situated, or to honor the discoverer, or to describe the object's appearance in a way easy to remember; but there are no rules for assigning common names.
A notable case is the radioastronomical names included here, after a constellation and an uppercase letter in the order of radio brightness, such as Virgo A or Orion B; this scheme was introduced by J.G. Bolton and G.J. Stanley around 1950.
www.seds.org /messier/xtra/supp/d-names.html   (385 words)

Between Canopus and Crux are the False Cross (nearer Canopus, shared by Carina and Vela) and the Diamond Cross (nearer Crux, in Carina).
The Eta Carinae nebula is believed to be a stellar nursery, where stars are forming from the obscuring clouds of dust and the luminous gaseous material.
Between Canopus and the south pole lies the Large Magellenic Cloud (LMC), located in the constellation Dorado the Swordfish.
homepage.mac.com /kvmagruder/bcp/aster/constellations/Car.htm   (568 words)

 Starry Night Photography - Carina Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carina (Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis.
It contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, and the supermassive star eta Carinae
which is embedded in the naked eye visible Carina Nebula NGC 3372.
www.southernskyphoto.com /constellations/carina.htm   (56 words)

 Carina concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
abstraction > mathematical concept > number > quantity > equatorial sky area > constellation > constellation formerly part of Argo Navis > Carina
Next constellation formerly part of Argo Navis: Columba Up: constellation formerly part of Argo Navis Previous constellation formerly part of Argo Navis: Vela
is an instance of constellation formerly part of Argo Navis
www.site.uottawa.ca:4321 /astronomy/Carina.html   (91 words)

 NSSDC Photo Gallery: Nebulae
Collision of two gasses ("cometary knots") in the Helix Nebula in the constellation Aquarius
Star forming region in the nebula NCG 2366, in the Magellanic galaxy NGC 2366, as imaged by HST and the Canada-France-Hawaii (CFHT) 3.6-meter telescope on Mauna Kea.
One-half light-year long interstellar "twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula (M8) in the constellation Sagittarius.
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /photo_gallery/photogallery-astro-nebula.html   (259 words)

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