|Visible in Latitudes:||20° thru -90°|
|Viewing Season:||All year (circumpolar)|
|Best Seen In:||March, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||December 27|
|Right Ascension:||8.76 hours|
|Area:||494.184 sq. degrees|
Carina, the keel, was created from the old constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. Fifty Argonauts guided the ship from Iolchis in Thessaly to Aea in Colchis. They sought the golden fleece; when the voyage was over, Athene placed the boat in the sky.