Theta Carinae (Theta Carinae Cluster (IC 2602)) [#13586920029]


This system is located at: 426.6875 / -40.0625 / 154.40625

Galactic coordinates: R: 455.531 / l: 289.894 / b: -5.045
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 10h 44m 44.587s / Declination: -64° 39'37.421''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (12 to 3,736 ls), Earth-like world (58,816 to 88,213 ls), Water world (48,229 to 186,781 ls), Ammonia world (122,030 to 332,055 ls), Terraformable (45,810 to 91,406 ls)

Estimated value: 6,365 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by iniaes.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Theta Carinae Cluster (IC 2602)

105 ships passed through Theta Carinae space, including 0 ship in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through Theta Carinae space in the last 24 hours.


IC 2602 is an open cluster some 500 ly from Sol. It is the third brightest cluster of stars - after the Pleiades and the Hyades - and a naked eye object in Sol's skies. The cluster is also known as the Theta Carinae Cluster or the Southern Pleiades, since it was discovered by Earth Astronomer Abbe Lacaille in the 18th century on one his journeys in Earth's southern hemisphere.

The cluster is akin to the "Northern" (Taurean) Pleiades in age and composition, and it holds some 70 stars of various stages of mass segregation. Its core is made up of about a dozen high mass stars.

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