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Puppis Constellation

Puppis (Pronounciation:Pup-pis, Abbrev:Pup, Latin:Puppis) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Puppis takes up 673.434 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 1.63% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Stern . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille years later.

Puppis is not a member of the Zodiac group of twelve constellations that appear when the Sun sets. Puppis is a southern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the northern hemisphere.

The brightest star in Puppis is Tureis. There are 9 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site. The current largest star so far identified in the constellation of Puppis is Naos.

Puppis Star and Deep Space Object Count

The number of stars that have been catalogued as part of the Hipparcos Star Catalogue from Puppis is 2418. The number of stars that are of magnitude 6.0 or lower in the constellation is 145. The number of stars in the constellation that make up the outline is 8.

There are 3 deep space objects that were identified by Charles Messier in this constellation. There are no non-Messier deep space objects in this constellation that are covered at present on this site.

Stars of Interest

The nearest star to Earth is HIP 33499 which is roughly about 26.12 Light Years from the Earth. The nearest star to the Earth with an exoplanet is HD 69830 which is about 40.75 Light Years. The furthest star that can be located in the constellation is HIP 39314 which is located about 326163 Light Years away from the Sun. The furthest figure is derived from either the 1997 or 2007 Hipparcos star catalogue parallax figure and it has been known to produce distances that are wrong.

The dimmest star that can be seen in Puppis with the naked eye is V468 Puppis. The dim star has an apparent magnitude of 5.99. The dimmest star that a person is able to see with their naked eye is 6.0 magnitude based on the table in the reference. Ref: University of Michigan

The caveat of these stars are that they are catalogued on this site. If you know of a star that is nearer or further then do let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the site. The stars mentioned are from the Hipparcos catalogue or have been added because of their special status.

Legend of the Constellation

One of three constellations when Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille broke up the Argo Navis. The other two constellations are Carina and Vela.

Meteor Showers

There are 17 Meteor Showers that occur during the year within this constellation based on information gathered from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland). The ones listed as the ones I've been able to find a date range for. For others if you have the time, you can visit the AMU site, obtains the SL value then use IMO tables to calculate the date. A lot of the Meteor Showers are weak and you need to do a lot of stargazing to spot them.

NameActivityPeak ActivityClosest Star
Pi PuppidsApr 15 - Apr 28 Apr 23Ahadi
Puppid/VelidsDec 01 - Dec 15 Dec 07Naos

Puppis Facts


NamePuppis
AbbreviationPup
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Largest StarNaos
Brightest StarTureis
Area673.434 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky1.63%
Size Position20th
Hemisphere Southern
Site Exoplanet Count9
Meteor Shower Count17
Nearest StarHIP 33499
Nearest Star with Exoplanet(s)HD 69830
Dimmest StarV468 Puppis
Furthest StarHIP 39314
Bright Star Count145
Hipparcos Star Count2418
Main Star Count8
Messier Deep Space Object Count3
*Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count0
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsMonoceros
Canis Major
Columba
Pictor
Carina
Vela
Pyxis
Hydra

*Note: The number of Non-Messier Deep Space Object Count relates to how many are covered on this site not how many there are.


Puppis Constellation Map


Puppis Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Puppis


StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 48265278.531-48d 32` 31.306h 40m 01.70
HD 50499150.442-33d 54` 56.606h 52m 02.07
HD 6053282.512-22d 17` 46.307h 34m 03.21
HD 6983040.753-12d 37` 47.208h 18m 23.78
HD 7064291.541-39d 42` 21.408h 21m 28.29

List of Named Stars in Puppis without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
1 Puppis772.90-28d 24` 39.407h 43m 32.40
10 Puppis1090.85-14d 50` 46.207h 52m 18.88
104 G. Pup640.79-35d 57` 40.307h 32m 22.28
105 G. Pup272.71-19d 24` 44.507h 33m 19.55
106 G. Pup275.71-24d 42` 38.807h 33m 09.78
11 Puppis521.86-22d 52` 48.507h 56m 51.56
113 G. Pup268.45-33d 27` 48.907h 34m 12.86
116 G. Pup323.57-27d 00` 44.807h 34m 34.83
12 Puppis860.59-23d 18` 37.407h 59m 05.72
126 G. Pup2528.40-23d 46` 31.507h 37m 16.93
131 G. Pup568.23-38d 00` 38.107h 37m 45.03
135 G. Pup911.07-16d 50` 50.107h 39m 24.20
137 G. Pup406.18-38d 46` 53.007h 38m 32.53
139 G. Pup763.85-26d 51` 47.107h 39m 26.98
14 Puppis1325.87-19d 43` 41.408h 04m 41.42
141 G. Pup622.45-19d 39` 39.207h 40m 13.53
149 G. Pup881.52-22d 20` 12.307h 41m 23.53
150 G. Pup593.02-38d 32` 00.907h 41m 15.83
153 G. Pup1144.43-44d 37` 55.807h 41m 21.72
154 G. Pup315.74-26d 21` 04.507h 42m 48.15
156 G. Pup626.03-36d 03` 00.407h 43m 12.00
159 G. Pup80.47-45d 10` 18.407h 42m 57.16
16 G. Pup167.78-50d 14` 20.306h 29m 49.13
16 Puppis465.28-19d 14` 42.008h 09m 01.64
160 G. Pup651.02-38d 12` 06.907h 43m 42.93
164 G. Pup140.10-36d 03` 45.807h 44m 09.74
170 G. Pup742.97-12d 40` 31.107h 46m 44.72
171 G. Pup49.61-34d 10` 35.607h 45m 35.18
174 G. Pup672.50-37d 56` 34.607h 44m 34.20
177 G. Pup821.57-43d 45` 09.207h 45m 18.05
178 G. Pup1639.01-22d 31` 10.307h 47m 12.56
179 G. Pup1411.96-16d 00` 52.107h 47m 45.21
18 Puppis73.00-13d 47` 57.708h 10m 39.98
185 G. Pup1055.54-38d 30` 40.207h 47m 25.00
186 G. Pup1136.46-13d 21` 10.507h 49m 28.81
187 G. Pup1568.09-46d 36` 30.607h 47m 31.51
188 G. Pup281.42-24d 54` 44.107h 49m 01.70
19 Puppis176.69-12d 55` 37.308h 11m 16.32
193 G. Pup364.84-19d 30` 19.707h 49m 40.80
194 G. Pup1090.85-19d 31` 24.807h 50m 05.67
197 G. Pup758.52-33d 17` 20.207h 49m 35.43
2 Puppis253.82-14d 41` 25.707h 45m 29.14
2 Puppis B-14d 41` 10.007h 45m 28.74
20 Puppis869.77-15d 47` 17.608h 13m 19.98
201 G. Pup347.72-44d 45` 04.407h 49m 28.32
202 G. Pup458.09-24d 31` 42.607h 51m 00.08
204 G. Pup305.68-21d 10` 25.507h 51m 43.05
207 G. Pup545.42-44d 34` 47.907h 50m 42.52
208 G. Pup246.16-50d 30` 33.707h 50m 23.88
209 G. Pup1964.84-43d 05` 42.907h 51m 20.34
21 Puppis893.60-16d 17` 06.308h 17m 23.14
212 G. Pup58.53-34d 42` 21.707h 52m 15.80
215 G. Pup742.97-36d 21` 49.607h 53m 03.51
217 G. Pup678.09-35d 52` 38.307h 54m 11.01
22 Puppis411.30-13d 03` 16.808h 22m 46.87
220 G. Pup648.44-34d 50` 48.107h 54m 39.93
223 G. Pup2025.86-43d 50` 42.207h 55m 46.60
226 G. Pup767.44-42d 24` 23.507h 56m 57.81
227 G. Pup1568.09-43d 30` 01.507h 56m 57.81
229 G. Pup1035.44-47d 53` 26.607h 57m 20.08
23 G. Pup1160.72-40d 20` 59.506h 41m 14.17
234 G. Pup181.20-39d 17` 48.607h 59m 28.43
235 G. Pup982.42-45d 12` 57.107h 59m 01.81
236 G. Pup-49d 58` 36.707h 59m 12.31
237 G. Pup-49d 58` 25.607h 59m 13.57
239 G. Pup330.46-48d 58` 53.808h 00m 14.72
241 G. Pup573.22-37d 17` 01.408h 01m 37.53
242 G. Pup803.36-37d 03` 00.308h 02m 06.13
244 G. Pup472.02-32d 27` 48.908h 03m 04.17
249 G. Pup809.34-42d 56` 54.008h 03m 29.62
251 G. Pup2811.75-33d 34` 10.008h 05m 44.89
252 G. Pup1545.80-20d 33` 15.608h 07m 18.05
255 G. Pup1896.30-20d 21` 47.408h 08m 43.58
257 G. Pup1689.97-16d 14` 56.108h 09m 28.54
26 G. Pup270.45-38d 23` 55.706h 42m 16.39
260 G. Pup384.63-35d 27` 18.208h 09m 10.19
264 G. Pup959.30-42d 38` 27.008h 09m 47.70
265 G. Pup3197.68-37d 17` 32.608h 11m 01.69
27 G. Pup441.96-39d 11` 35.106h 43m 23.35
272 G. Pup593.02-37d 55` 28.108h 12m 51.56
275 G. Pup2265.02-32d 08` 26.608h 14m 11.04
277 G. Pup1148.46-36d 20` 26.908h 13m 58.71
278 G. Pup224.63-35d 29` 24.308h 14m 13.29
281 G. Pup319.14-30d 55` 33.308h 15m 52.57
282 G. Pup1655.65-35d 54` 11.508h 15m 58.83
286 G. Pup451.75-30d 00` 13.308h 17m 58.26
287 G. Pup411.82-35d 27` 06.108h 18m 17.39
290 G. Pup767.44-34d 35` 24.508h 19m 29.52
291 G. Pup718.42-22d 55` 28.808h 20m 27.36
292 G. Pup567.24-20d 04` 44.408h 21m 21.22
293 G. Pup310.63-17d 35` 10.708h 21m 54.66
295 G. Pup1489.33-36d 29` 03.108h 21m 21.05
297 G. Pup215.01-39d 37` 14.608h 21m 24.18
298 G. Pup-26d 20` 53.608h 22m 49.94
3 Puppis5528.19-28d 57` 17.407h 43m 48.47
300 G. Pup1090.85-38d 17` 09.808h 23m 16.93
301 G. Pup564.30-23d 09` 13.708h 24m 55.20
302 G. Pup467.95-24d 02` 46.508h 25m 03.76
303 G. Pup114.68-21d 02` 46.008h 25m 19.02
304 G. Pup702.94-17d 26` 21.908h 25m 39.37
305 G. Pup362.00-14d 55` 47.108h 25m 55.60
308 G. Pup275.01-12d 32` 04.308h 26m 42.01
309 G. Pup718.42-42d 09` 11.208h 25m 51.92
312 G. Pup560.42-39d 03` 32.308h 26m 17.74
4 G. Pup367.72-45d 05` 29.806h 07m 01.83
4 Puppis235.16-14d 33` 49.807h 45m 56.88
40 G. Pup180.10-36d 13` 48.506h 51m 42.45
41 G. Pup676.69-48d 17` 33.806h 51m 32.56
43 G. Pup474.76-43d 58` 32.206h 52m 47.14
45 G. Pup176.50-50d 36` 43.706h 54m 02.31
46 G. Pup632.10-35d 20` 28.906h 56m 45.70
48 G. Pup140.59-35d 30` 25.906h 57m 17.61
5 Puppis93.27-12d 11` 34.407h 47m 56.78
51 G. Pup392.02-45d 46` 03.306h 58m 41.74
54 G. Pup385.08-33d 27` 56.607h 00m 49.74
57 G. Pup440.17-43d 24` 13.907h 02m 15.48
6 Puppis254.62-17d 13` 41.207h 49m 41.17
62 G. Pup174.33-34d 46` 40.107h 05m 32.05
63 G. Pup669.74-38d 22` 58.407h 06m 02.26
68 G. Pup316.05-48d 55` 57.307h 10m 47.50
7 G. Pup741.28-44d 21` 22.406h 08m 34.64
76 G. Pup547.25-41d 25` 35.107h 14m 57.15
79 G. Pup610.79-38d 19` 08.207h 16m 31.86
8 G. Pup193.00-49d 33` 46.806h 09m 23.43
8 Puppis246.16-12d 49` 09.807h 51m 40.88
80 G. Pup753.26-36d 35` 33.507h 16m 49.42
81 G. Pup751.53-46d 46` 28.607h 16m 15.47
86 G. Pup734.60-33d 43` 37.707h 19m 13.70
89 G. Pup648.44-35d 50` 16.307h 23m 58.34
9 G. Pup756.76-45d 16` 55.206h 10m 39.93
9 Puppis53.83-13d 53` 49.907h 51m 46.34
91 G. Pup1032.16-34d 08` 26.507h 26m 42.47
92 G. Pup964.98-22d 51` 33.107h 27m 42.94
93 G. Pup921.37-29d 09` 21.207h 27m 59.17
94 G. Pup114.44-14d 59` 53.107h 29m 21.98
96 G. Pup1069.39-31d 27` 22.407h 29m 04.92
Ahadi807.34-37d 05` 51.007h 17m 08.56
Azmidiske1199.13-24d 51` 35.207h 49m 17.66
C Puppis1132.51-37d 58` 07.007h 45m 15.30
Hadir193.68-43d 18` 06.807h 29m 13.88
KQ Puppis1538.51-14d 31` 26.007h 33m 47.97
L2 Puppis208.95-44d 38` 25.907h 13m 32.23
Markeb346.61-26d 48` 14.007h 38m 49.88
MX Puppis929.24-35d 53` 58.408h 13m 29.52
MY Puppis3136.19-48d 36` 05.207h 38m 18.21
MZ Puppis2090.79-32d 40` 29.408h 04m 16.19
Naos1083.60-40d 00` 11.508h 03m 35.07
NP Puppis1639.01-42d 21` 56.206h 54m 26.68
NS Puppis1698.77-39d 37` 06.808h 11m 21.50
Nu Puppis371.48-43d 11` 45.306h 37m 45.67
NV Puppis803.36-36d 44` 02.307h 18m 18.40
NW Puppis756.76-36d 44` 33.907h 18m 38.19
Omicron Puppis1418.10-25d 56` 13.807h 48m 05.17
OS Puppis1016.09-36d 19` 20.308h 13m 58.32
OU Puppis184.38-45d 10` 57.107h 13m 13.37
OW Puppis1186.05-36d 20` 18.207h 33m 51.05
OX Puppis653.63-39d 19` 51.707h 47m 05.77
PQ Puppis2740.87-37d 40` 52.508h 08m 37.65
PR Puppis464.62-46d 50` 58.807h 14m 46.03
PT Puppis1689.97-19d 42` 08.507h 36m 41.04
PU Puppis618.91-25d 21` 53.207h 38m 18.05
PX Puppis1113.19-30d 17` 04.307h 56m 22.72
PY Puppis967.84-48d 52` 18.408h 00m 28.97
QS Puppis1929.96-46d 51` 27.907h 49m 12.87
QU Puppis2090.79-42d 53` 17.607h 51m 40.36
QW Puppis69.89-46d 45` 34.407h 12m 33.74
QY Puppis1885.34-15d 59` 26.507h 47m 38.53
QZ Puppis648.44-38d 51` 46.207h 52m 38.65
T Puppis644.59-40d 39` 08.307h 48m 08.55
Tau Puppis182.01-50d 36` 51.806h 49m 56.14
Tureis63.54-24d 18` 16.008h 07m 32.70
V Puppis959.30-49d 14` 41.707h 58m 14.44
V336 Puppis479.65-41d 18` 35.508h 02m 44.79
V339 Puppis1325.87-37d 46` 31.306h 46m 12.16
V363 Puppis908.53-36d 32` 39.807h 12m 25.83
V368 Puppis672.50-37d 17` 28.507h 24m 47.36
V376 Puppis767.44-40d 03` 30.707h 33m 13.17
V378 Puppis1269.12-14d 29` 34.007h 36m 03.90
V390 Puppis2588.60-24d 40` 26.707h 44m 34.17
V392 Puppis590.88-37d 56` 01.307h 46m 10.56
V397 Puppis516.08-35d 14` 35.907h 49m 14.65
V420 Puppis1128.59-23d 37` 04.108h 08m 19.36
V438 Puppis1792.11-42d 46` 11.508h 24m 57.22
V468 Puppis1399.84-37d 34` 45.907h 39m 57.99
W Puppis 217.01-40d 56` 00.007h 43m 41.83
X Puppis82.39-46d 36` 55.706h 49m 54.62
Y Puppis476.85-48d 13` 12.806h 38m 37.63



Objects of Interest (Galaxies, Nebulas, Supernovas, etc) in Puppis


NameTypeDistanceDeclinationRight Ascension
M46 Open ClusterOpen Cluster5.4-14:4907h 41m 8
M47 Open ClusterOpen Cluster1.6-14:3007h 36m 6
M93 Open ClusterOpen Cluster3.6-23:5207h 44m 6

Puppis Constellation's Star Breakdown


Type Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
BBlue-White 10,500 - 30,000k561
KLight Orange Star 3,700 - 5,200k553
AWhite 7,500 - 10,000k430
GYellow 5,200 - 6,000k395
FYellow-White 6,000 - 7,500k268
MRed Dwarf Star <3,700k82
OBlue Star >33,000k8

Size Breakdown


TypeDescriptionCount
VMain Sequence870
IIINormal Giant796
IVSubgiant300
IIBright Giant62
IbLess Luminous Supergiant29
IaLuminous Supergiant9
IabIntermediate Luminous Supergiant8
WWolf-Rayet Star3

Breakdown of Dwarf Stars by Type


TypeDescriptionCount
VIVI Type Sub-Dwarf Star1
sdsd Type SubDwarf Star1

Breakdown of Carbon Stars by Type


TypeDescriptionCount
CC-Type Carbon Star5
SS-Type Carbon Star4
RR-Type Carbon Star2
NN-Type Carbon Star1


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