the Keel

Carina is one part of the constellation formerly known as Argo Navis (along with Vela and Puppis). Argo Navis was the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts as they sought to recover the Golden Fleece. Carina represents the keel of the ship. The constellation is difficult to see from most of the United States. Only those living south of 38 degrees latitude will be able to spot the brightest star of the constellation, Canopus.