Nu Puppis

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Nu Puppis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Puppis constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ν Puppis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 06h 37m 45.67135s[1]
Declination −43° 11′ 45.3602″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 3.17
Spectral type B8 III
Radial velocity (Rv) +30.90 ± 1.7 km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −0.44 ± 0.21[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −3.87 ± 0.34[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 8.78 ± 0.26[1] mas
Distance 370 ± 10 ly
(114 ± 3 pc)
Other designations
ν Puppis, ν Pup, Nu Pup, CPD−43  946, GC 8675, HD 47670, HIP 31685, HR 2451, PPM 310958, SAO 218071
Database references

Nu Puppis (Nu Pup, ν Puppis, ν Pup) is a blue B-type giant star with an apparent magnitude of +3.17. It is the fifth-brightest star in Puppis. At a distance of 423 light years, this class B (B8) giant, with a measured temperature of 12,000 Kelvin, shines with a luminosity (after allowance for ultraviolet radiation) of 1,340 times that of Sun.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e van Leeuwen, F. (November 2007), "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 474 (2): 653–664, arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible, Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357 
  2. ^ NU PUP (Nu Puppis)