Puppis

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Puppis
Puppis
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List of stars in Puppis
Abbreviation: Pup
Genitive: Puppis
Symbology:
Right ascension: 7.5 h
Declination: −30°
Area: 673 sq. deg. (20th)
Main stars: 9
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 76
Stars known to have planets: 6
Bright stars: 1
Nearby stars: 3
Brightest star: ζ Pup (Naos) (2.25m)
Nearest star: LHS 1989 ( ly)
Messier objects: 3
Meteor showers: Pi Puppids
Zeta Puppids
Puppid-Velids
Bordering constellations: Monoceros
Pyxis
Vela
Carina
Pictor
Columba
Canis Major
Hydra
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February

Puppis is a constellation that can be seen in the southern sky.[1] It is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

Notable features[change | change source]

The constellation Puppis as it can be seen by the naked eye.

Argo Navis was sub-divided in 1752 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, forming Puppis.

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