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VW Puppis, HIP36617

VW Puppis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Puppis. The description is based on the spectral class. VW Puppis is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

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.

More details on star 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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VW Puppis Facts

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameVW Puppis
Alternative NamesHIP 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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