Puppis

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Puppis
Constellation
Puppis
AbbreviationPup
GenitivePuppis
Pronunciation/ˈpʌp[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/, genitive the same
Symbolismthe Poop Deck
Right ascension7.5
Declination−30
QuadrantSQ2
Area673 sq. deg. (20th)
Main stars9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Stars with planets6
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brightest starζ Pup (Naos) (2.25m)
Messier objects3
Meteor showersPi 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Puppis Constellation on Top Astronomer". www.topastronomer.com.

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