f Puppis (HIP 37096)

f Puppis is a blue main-sequence star in the constellation Puppis. At 359 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.53. f Puppis is a component of a multiple-star system. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 26.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,000 and 24,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 3.6 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 2.82 from a distance of 163 light years.

Sky position: RA 7h 37.4m, Dec -34 58.2'

Common designations: f Puppis, HIP 37096, HD 61330

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Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

16

|    4.40

)   16 Puppis

17

|    4.42

)   L2 Puppis

18

|    4.42

)   h2 Puppis

19

|    4.44

)   Gliese 279

20

|    4.44

)   h1 Puppis

21

|    4.44

)   q Puppis

22

|    4.47

)   V Puppis

23

|    4.49

)   I Puppis

24

|    4.49

)   b Puppis

25

|    4.53

)   f Puppis

26

|    4.61

)   HR 3131

27

|    4.63

)   1 Puppis

28

|    4.63

)   HR 3089

29

|    4.65

)   v1 Puppis

30

|    4.65

)   HR 2881

31

|    4.65

)   HR 2922

32

|    4.69

)   m Puppis

Location of f Puppis circled
Map detail from Stars of the Northern Hemisphere
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Galactic Orbit of f Puppis

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 2.6% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : -163.0 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 7,258 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 7,255 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 191 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 7,252 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 7,066 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 7,449 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


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

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 114.34216624 0.26 mas -19.80 0.70 mas/yr.
Declination: -34.96857047 0.33 mas 12.50 0.70 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 248.97864969 -20.45 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -6.66998656 -11.41 mas/yr.

Parallax: 9.05 0.40 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: B8.5V 1994AJ....107.1556G.

Radial Velocity: 24.00 1.78 km/s [B rating] 2007AN....328..889K.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 4.45 -0.76
V 4.53 -0.68
R
I 4.60 -0.61
J 5.04 -0.17
H 4.81 -0.40
K 4.75 -0.46

  B-V: -0.08       V-I: -0.07


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 110.24 pc (4.4% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,440 pc

Transverse velocity: 12.2 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -39.3 pc -102.2 pc -12.8 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -18.3 km/s -17.8 km/s -8.7 km/s

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