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VW Puppis

VW Puppis Facts

VW Puppis's Alternative Names

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 objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

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 VW Puppis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameVW Puppis
Alternative NamesVW Pup, HIP 36617, VW Pup
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPuppis
Galactic Latitude-0.61 degrees
Galactic Longitude235.37 degrees
Radial Velocity24.00 ± 4.80 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid
Mean Variability Period in Days4.286
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)11.161 - 11.978

Sources and Links


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