Q Puppis (HIP 38089)

Q Puppis is an orange giant star in the constellation Puppis. At 232 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.69. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 43.3 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,600 and 42,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 7h 48.3m, Dec -47 4.8'

Common designations: Q Puppis, HIP 38089, HD 63744, HR 3046

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Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

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

33

|    4.69

)   Q Puppis

34

|    4.72

)   19 Puppis

35

|    4.73

)   HR 3226

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

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

(compared to the Sun)

Eccentricity: 28.2% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : 26.9 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 10,079 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 9,670 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 2,844 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 9,277 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 7,235 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 12,923 pc vs. 10,074 pc
 


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

Astrometry
2007A&A...474..653V
  Position Proper Motion
Right Ascension: 117.08436528 0.14 mas -101.81 0.17 mas/yr.
Declination: -47.07753204 0.16 mas -78.12 0.17 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 260.73205124 19.82 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -10.65953610 -126.79 mas/yr.

Parallax: 14.04 0.16 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: K0IIIb 1989ApJS...71..245K.

Radial Velocity: -1.20 0.80 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 5.73 1.47
V 4.69 0.43
R
I 3.78 -0.48
J 2.93 -1.34
H 2.42 -1.84
K 2.33 -1.93

  B-V: +1.04       V-I: +0.91


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 71.21 pc (1.1% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,412 pc

Transverse velocity: 43.3 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -11.3 pc -69.1 pc -13.2 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) 8.1 km/s 7.9 km/s -41.8 km/s

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