NS Puppis

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This article is about h1 Puppis. For other stars with this Bayer designation, see h Puppis. For H Puppis, see HD 53811.
NS Puppis
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Location of NS Puppis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 08h 11m 21.49359s[1]
Declination −39° 37′ 06.7609″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.40 - 4.50[2]
Spectral type K4.5 Ib[3]
Variable type Lc[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) 16.20[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −8,87[1] mas/yr
Dec.: 3.52[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 1.92 ± 0.35[1] mas
Distance approx. 1,700 ly
(approx. 520 pc)
Mass 9.7[5] M
Luminosity 10,370[6] L
Temperature 4,062[6] K
Age 25.1[5] Myr
Other designations
h1 Pup, CD−39° 4084, HD 68553, HIP 40091, HR 3225, SAO 198908
Database references

NS Puppis (NS Pup) is an irregular variable star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude varies between 4.4 and 4.5.

NS Puppis is a naked eye star, given the h1 and the Bright Star Catalogue number 3225. It was considered to be a stable star[7][8] until 1966.[9] It was given the variable star designation NS Puppis in 1975.[10]

h2 Puppis is another luminous K-type star with almost the same visual magnitude about a degree to the southeast.


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