c Puppis (HIP 37819)

c Puppis is an orange giant star in the constellation Puppis. At 1,085 light years away, it is the 335th brightest star in the Earth's sky, where it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 3.62. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 25.3 km/s relative to the Sun and is part of the NGC 2451B moving group. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 24,400 and 27,600 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It came closest to the Sun 8.6 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 2.99 from a distance of 811 light years.

Sky position: RA 7h 45.3m, Dec -37 58.2'

Common designations: c Puppis, HIP 37819, HD 63032

Glow-in-the-dark
Moon Calendar Magnet


Glows for hours and
will fascinate everyone!


Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

1

|    2.21

)   Naos

2

|    2.71

)   Pi Puppis

3

|    2.83

)   Rho Puppis

4

|    2.94

)   Tau Puppis

5

|    3.17

)   Nu Puppis

6

|    3.25

)   Sigma Puppis

7

|    3.34

)   Azmidiske

8

|    3.62

)   c Puppis

9

|    3.71

)   a Puppis

10

|    3.80

)   Markeb

11

|    3.94

)   3 Puppis

12

|    4.10

)   HR 3055

13

|    4.20

)   11 Puppis

14

|    4.22

)   J Puppis

15

|    4.40

)   Omicron Puppis

16

|    4.40

)   16 Puppis

17

|    4.42

)   L2 Puppis

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

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 6.2% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 10.4 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 7,990 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 7,975 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 491 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 7,960 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 7,499 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 8,481 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


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

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 116.31376645 0.14 mas -10.14 0.18 mas/yr.
Declination: -37.96859869 0.16 mas 6.36 0.20 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 252.39436966 -10.52 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -6.73567019 -5.72 mas/yr.

Parallax: 2.88 0.19 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: K4 III 1982MSS...C03....0H.

Radial Velocity: 16.83 0.14 km/s [A rating] 2008A&A...485..303M.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 5.33 -2.29
V 3.62 -3.99
R
I 2.00 -5.61
J 0.70 -6.92
H -0.08 -7.69
K -0.36 -7.97

  B-V: +1.71       V-I: +1.62


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 332.96 pc (fitted to cluster)

Galactocentric distance: 7,506 pc

Transverse velocity: 18.9 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -100.0 pc -315.2 pc -39.1 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -20.6 km/s -9.9 km/s -10.9 km/s

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