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.
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 .
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||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|