HIP36617 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
VW Puppis has alternative name(s) :- VW Pup, VW Pup.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||VW Puppis|
|Alternative Names||VW Pup, HIP 36617, VW Pup|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||Variable Star|
|Galactic Latitude||-0.61 degrees|
|Galactic Longitude||235.37 degrees|
|Radial Velocity||24.00 ± 4.80 km/s|
|Variable Star Class||Pulsating|
|Variable Star Type||Delta Cepheid|
|Mean Variability Period in Days||4.286|
|Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)||11.161 - 11.978|