140 Puppis (HIP 37379)

140 Puppis is an orange giant star in the constellation Puppis. At 691 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.98. The iron abundance of 140 Puppis is -0.13 (74.1% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 27.2 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 21,100 and 29,900 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 7h 40.4m, Dec -15 15.6'

Common designations: 140 Puppis, HIP 37379, HD 61772, HR 2959

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Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

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

53

|    5.04

)   Gliese 284

54

|    5.05

)   Y Puppis

Location of 140 Puppis circled
Map detail from Stars of the Northern Hemisphere
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Galactic Orbit of 140 Puppis

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 17.3% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 87.2 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 7,830 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 7,712 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 1,356 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 7,595 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 6,474 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 9,187 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


Some Tabulated XHIP Data for 140 Puppis
(see also: SIMBAD)

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 115.09671737 0.21 mas -1.54 0.25 mas/yr.
Declination: -15.26385205 0.18 mas -27.07 0.18 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 232.08985823 22.83 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: 3.55134354 -14.62 mas/yr.

Parallax: 4.69 0.33 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: K3 III 1988MSS...C04....0H.

Radial Velocity: 0.10 0.40 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: -0.13 0.06 dex  1990ApJS...74.1075M.
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 6.52 -0.11
V 4.98 -1.65
R
I 3.66 -2.97
J 2.28 -4.36
H 1.53 -5.10
K 1.33 -5.30

  B-V: +1.54       V-I: +1.32


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 211.96 pc (7.0% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,532 pc

Transverse velocity: 27.2 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -130.0 pc -166.9 pc 13.1 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) 17.5 km/s -14.9 km/s -14.7 km/s

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