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FK Puppis

Primary Facts on FK Puppis

  • FK Puppis's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Puppis. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • FK Puppis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (C-N5 B) of the star, the star's colour is carbon red .
  • The star is calculated at being about 3803.65 light years away from us.

FK Puppis's Alternative Names

FK Puppis has alternative name(s) :- FK Pup.

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

Location of FK Puppis

The location of the 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For FK Puppis, the location is 08 09 10.9808623847 and -36 17 06.983209624 .

Proper Motion of FK Puppis

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 0.34 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -3.04 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

Physical Properties (Colour) of FK Puppis

FK Puppis has a spectral type of C-N5 B. This means the star is a carbon red star.

Distance to FK Puppis

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.86 which gives a calculated distance to FK Puppis of 3803.65 light years from the Earth or 1166.18 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 3803.65 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 240,540,215.64 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

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Additional FK Puppis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameFK Puppis
Alternative NamesFK Pup
Spectral TypeC-N5 B
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour carbon red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension (R.A.)08 09 10.9808623847
Declination (Dec.)-36 17 06.983209624
Distance from Earth0.86 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 3803.65 Light Years
 1166.18 Parsecs
 240,540,215.64 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.0.34 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-3.04 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=fk%20puppis

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