A Puppis is a blue subgiant star in the constellation Puppis. At 774 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.83. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 24.5 km/s relative to the Sun and is part of the Collinder 135 moving group. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 24,300 and 26,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 7.5 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 3.74 from a distance of 470 light years.
Sky position: RA 7h 8.9m, Dec -39° 39.6'
Common designations: A Puppis, HIP 34495, HD 54893, HR 2702
Stars of the Northern Hemisphere The Modern Guide to the Stars