q Puppis (HIP 40706)

q Puppis is a white main-sequence star in the constellation Puppis. At 93 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.44. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 21.2 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 24,100 and 31,800 light years from the center of the Galaxy.

Sky position: RA 8h 18.6m, Dec -36 39.6'

Common designations: q Puppis, HIP 40706, HD 70060, Gliese 9261

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Brightest stars in Puppis:
(list all)

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

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

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: 13.8% vs. 16.0%

Angle φ : -12.9 vs. 26.0

Semi-major axis : 8,563 pc vs. 8,686 pc

Semi-minor axis: 8,482 pc vs. 8,574 pc

Focus-to-center: 1,178 pc vs. 1,388 pc

Semilatus rectum : 8,401 pc vs. 8,464 pc

Perigalacticon: 7,385 pc vs. 7,297 pc

Apogalacticon: 9,741 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: 124.63913842 0.12 mas -110.32 0.14 mas/yr.
Declination: -36.65953286 0.14 mas 100.45 0.13 mas/yr.
     
Galactic Longitude: 254.77669691 -145.13 mas/yr.
Galactic Latitude: -0.42100023 -34.62 mas/yr.

Parallax: 34.93 0.18 mas


Spectrography

Spectral Type: A8V 2006AJ....132..161G.

Radial Velocity: 6.40 0.40 km/s [A rating] 2006AstL...32..759G.

Iron Abundance [Fe/H]: n/a
 



Photometry
 
band magnitude Abs. Mag.
U
B 4.66 2.38
V 4.44 2.16
R
I 4.22 1.94
J 4.21 1.92
H 4.09 1.80
K 4.06 1.78

  B-V: +0.22       V-I: +0.22


Derivations

Heliocentric distance: 28.63 pc (0.5% margin of error)

Galactocentric distance: 7,408 pc

Transverse velocity: 20.2 km/s

3D heliocentric position and motion:

toward:   

Galactic center Galactic rotation North Galactic Pole
Position ( X, Y, Z) -7.5 pc -27.6 pc -0.2 pc
Velocity (U, V, W) -20.7 km/s -1.0 km/s -4.7 km/s

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