C Puppis

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C Puppis
NGC 2451 a.jpg
C Puppis in NGC 2451
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 45m 15.29642s[1]
Declination −37° 58′ 06.8998″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.64[1]
Characteristics
Spectral type K4III,[2] K2.5Ib-II[1]
Apparent magnitude (B) 5.361
Apparent magnitude (J) 0.695 ± 0.192
Apparent magnitude (H) -0.075 ± 0.220
Apparent magnitude (K) -0.357 ± 0.260
B−V color index -3.28
Astrometry
Radial velocity (Rv) 17.1±0.9 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -10.18±0.18 mas/yr
Dec.: 6.34±0.21 mas/yr
Parallax (π) 2.88 ± 0.19 mas
Distance 1,085[2] ly
(333 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -2.29[2]
Details
Other designations
CD-37 3863, CPD--37 1558, GSC 07645-03246, HD 63032, HIP 37819, HR 3017, SAO 198398
Database references
SIMBAD data

c Puppis (HD 63032, HR 3017) is a K4III orange giant star in the constellation Puppis with an apparent visual magnitude of 3.62 that lies at a distance of some 1,085 light years. c Puppis, which is found in the night sky between Naos and Nu Puppis, is the 335th brightest star in the Earth's sky, and 8th brightest in its constellation.[2] It is located in the open cluster NGC 2451.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d SIMBAD, C Puppis (accessed 27 January 2013)
  2. ^ a b c d "c Puppis (HIP 37819)". Ashland Astronomy Studio. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013. 
  3. ^ "Puppis". Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.