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Tureis (Rho Puppis) - HD67523 - HIP39757 - HR3185

Tureis (Rho Puppis) is a blue to white pulsating luminous giant star that can be located in the constellation of Puppis. Tureis is the brightest star in Puppis based on the Hipparcos 2007 apparent magnitude. The star can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Rho Puppis is the Bayer Classification for the star. The Id of the star in the Yale Bright Star Catalogue is HR3185. HIP39757 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD67523. The Id of the star in the Gould Star Catalogue is 253. Stars in the southern hemisphere are more likely to have a Gould Id than the northern hemisphere. For example, there are no Gould classified stars in Ursa Major.

Tureis has alternative name(s), 15 Puppis , rho_Pup, 15 Pup.

Location of Tureis

The location of the star in the galaxy 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 Tureis, the location is 08h 07m 32.70 and -24d18`16.0 .

Proper Motion of Tureis

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 46.23 ± 0.07 miliarcseconds/year towards the north and -83.35 ± 0.15 miliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature, Radius) of Tureis

Tureis has a spectral type of F2mF5IIp. This means the star is a blue to white luminous giant star. The star is 7409.00000000 Parsecs from the Galactic Centre or terms of Light Years is 24165.4421569600000000s. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 0.45 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 6,248 Kelvin.

Tureis Radius has been calculated as being 4.16 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 2,896,622.81.km. However with the 2007 release of updated Hipparcos files, the radius is now calculated at being round 4.22. The figure is derived at by using the formula from SDSS and has been known to produce widely incorrect figures. The star's Iron Abundance is 0.36 with an error value of 9.99 Fe/H with the Sun has a value of 1 to put it into context.

Tureis Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

Tureis has an apparent magnitude of 2.83 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. If you used the 1997 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 1.41 If you used the 2007 Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 1.38. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

Distance to Tureis

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as 51.99 which gave the calculated distance to Tureis as 62.74 light years away from Earth or 19.23 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 62.74 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

In 2007, Hipparcos data was revised with a new parallax of 51.33 which put Tureis at a distance of 63.54 light years or 19.48 parsecs. It should not be taken as though the star is moving closer or further away from us. It is purely that the distance was recalculated.

The star's Galacto-Centric Distance is 7,409.00 Parsecs or 24,165.44 Light Years. The Galacto-Centric Distance is the distance from the star to the Centre of the Galaxy which is Sagittarius A*.

Variable Type of Tureis

The star is a pulsating Delta Scuti variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted. Tureis brightness ranges from a magnitude of 3.000 to a magnitude of 3.000 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star.

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.

Tureis Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional/Proper NameTureis
Short Namerho Pup, 15 Pup
Bayer DesignationRho Puppis
Alternative Name(s)15 Puppis
Hipparcos Library I.D.39757
Yale Bright Star Catalogue (HR) Id3185
Gould I.D.253
Henry Draper Designation67523

Visual Facts

Star Typeluminous giant star
Absolute Magnitude1.41 / 1.38
Visual / Apparent Magnitude2.83
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)08h 07m 32.70
Declination (Dec.)-24d18`16.0
Galactic Latitude4.40 degrees
Galactic Longitude243.15 degrees
1997 Distance from Earth51.99 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 62.74 Light Years
 19.23 Parsecs
2007 Revised Distance from Earth51.33 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 63.54 Light Years
 19.48 Parsecs
Galacto-Centric Distance24,165.44 Light Years / 7,409.00 Parsecs
Proper Motion Dec.46.23 ± 0.07 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-83.35 ± 0.15 milliarcseconds/year
B-V Index0.45
Radial Velocity45.80 ± 0.60 km/s
Iron Abundance0.36 ± 9.99 Fe/H
Spectral TypeF2mF5IIp
Colour(F) blue to white

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Scuti

Estimated Facts

Calculated Effective Temperature6,248 Kelvin

Sources and Links

SIMBAD SourceLink

Related Stars

Multi-Star System

The star has been identified as being a multi-star system, one in which there is at least one star in close orbit to another star or two or more stars orbiting a central point. The stars may be of equal mass, unequal mass where one star is stronger than the other or be in groups orbiting a central point which doesn't necessarily have to be a star. More information can be found on my dedicated multiple star systems page. The source of the info is Simbad. The file is dated 2000 so any differences between this and any other source will be down to the actual source from where the information came from.


Proper Motion mas/yr
H.D. IdB.D. IdStar CodeMagnitudeR.A.Dec.SpectrumColourYear
67523-23 6828.2A2.90000-87.0000048.00000F5Yellow/White
B13.800001947

Location of Tureis in Puppis


Tureis (Rho Puppis) Location in Puppis

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


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