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CO Puppis

CO Puppis Facts

CO Puppis's Alternative Names

HIP41352 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

CO Puppis has alternative name(s) :- CO Pup, CO Pup.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of CO Puppis

The location of the variable star in the night sky 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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For CO Puppis, the location is 08h 26m 11.96 and -30° 17` 08.4 .

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Additional CO Puppis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCO Puppis
Alternative NamesCO Pup, HIP 41352, CO Pup
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.94
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)08h 26m 11.96
Declination (Dec.)-30° 17` 08.4
Galactic Latitude4.52 degrees
Galactic Longitude250.44 degrees
Distance from Earth-3.10 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -1052.14 Light Years
 -322.58 Parsecs
 -66,536,437.57 Astronomical Units
B-V Index0.89
Radial Velocity59.70 ± 999.00 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeW Virginis Stars, A
Mean Variability Period in Days16.020
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)10.576 - 11.605

Sources and Links

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