Foramen (Eta Carinae) is a blue star that can be located in the constellation of Carina. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. It is calculated at being .300 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.
Eta Carinae is the Bayer Classification for the star.
The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Foramen, the location is 10h 45m 03 and -59d 41` 04 .
Foramen has a spectral type of O. This means the star is a blue star. Foramen lies at a distance of 7,500.00 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 2,299.46 parsecs away from the Sun. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.61 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 5,852 Kelvin.
The star is believed to be about 0.30 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.
The Eta Carinids Meteor Shower radiants from a point near this star. The meteor shower runs typically between 14-Jan - 27 Jan with a peak date of 21 - Jan. p>
Foramen is an estimated 7,500.00 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 7,500.00 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Bayer Designation||Eta Carinae|
|Age||0.30 Billion Years Old|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||10h 45m 03|
|Declination (Dec.)||-59d 41` 04|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||7,500.00 Light Years|
|Calculated Effective Temperature||5,852 Kelvin|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.