H Puppis (HIP 34059)

H Puppis is a white main-sequence star in the constellation Puppis. At 197 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.92. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 51.1 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 20,600 and 27,900 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 7h 3.9m, Dec -49 34.8'

Common designations: H Puppis, HIP 34059, HD 53811, HR 2672

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Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

36

|    4.75

)   HR 2762

37

|    4.76

)   chi Puppis

38

|    4.78

)   r Puppis

39

|    4.82

)   HD 60414

40

|    4.83

)   A Puppis

41

|    4.83

)   w Puppis

42

|    4.84

)   d1 Puppis

43

|    4.85

)   HD 59612

44

|    4.87

)   L1 Puppis

45

|    4.92

)   H Puppis

46

|    4.94

)   HR 2608

47

|    4.98

)   140 Puppis

48

|    4.99

)   HR 2549

49

|    4.99

)   20 Puppis

50

|    5.01

)   212 Puppis

51

|    5.03

)   HR 2770

52

|    5.03

)   4 Puppis

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Galactic Orbit of H Puppis

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 15.1% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : -97.2 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 7,440 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 7,355 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 1,124 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 7,270 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 6,316 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 8,564 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for H Puppis
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 105.97356647 0.36 mas -58.70 0.90 mas/yr.
Declination: -49.58425785 0.41 mas 140.00 0.90 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 259.90885993 -151.69 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -18.41047421 -5.93 mas/yr.

Parallax: 16.51 0.42 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: A5V 1989ApJS...70..623G.

Radial Velocity: 26.80 2.80 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 5.06 1.15
V 4.92 1.01
R
I 4.80 0.89
J 4.86 0.95
H 4.73 0.82
K 4.57 0.66

  B-V: +0.14       V-I: +0.12


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 60.52 pc (2.5% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,410 pc

Transverse velocity: 43.6 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -10.1 pc -56.5 pc -19.1 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -47.2 km/s -16.9 km/s -10.1 km/s

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