PU Puppis

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PU Puppis
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Location of PU Puppis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 07h 38m 18.04541s[1]
Declination −25° 21′ 53.3017″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.69[2]
Spectral type B8III[3]
U−B color index -0.35[4]
B−V color index -0.11[4]
Variable type β Lyr[5]
Radial velocity (Rv) +41.00[6] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -3.03[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -7.42[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 5.27 ± 0.26[1] mas
Distance 620 ± 30 ly
(190 ± 9 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.69[2]
Mass 4.13[7] M
Luminosity 700[7] L
Temperature 11,190[7] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 123[7] km/s
Other designations
m Puppis, PU Pup, CD-25°4828, CCDM J07383-2522AB, GC 10266, HIP 37173, HR 2944, HD 61429, SAO 174175, WDS J07383-2522AB
Database references

PU Puppis (PU Pup) is a class B8III[3] (blue giant) star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 4.69[2] and it is approximately 620 light years away based on parallax.[1]

It is a β Lyrae variable, ranging from 4.75 to 4.69 magnitude with a period of 2.58 days.[5] The secondary is estimated at about 5.6 magnitude, although recent observations have failed to confirm it.[8][9]


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  5. ^ a b Samus, N. N.; Durlevich, O. V.; et al. (2009). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2013)". VizieR On-line Data Catalog: B/gcvs. Originally published in: 2009yCat....102025S. 1. Bibcode:2009yCat....1.2025S. 
  6. ^ Kharchenko, N.V.; Scholz, R.-D.; Piskunov, A.E.; Röser, S.; Schilbach, E. (2007). "Astrophysical supplements to the ASCC-2.5: Ia. Radial velocities of ∼55000 stars and mean radial velocities of 516 Galactic open clusters and associations". Astronomische Nachrichten. 328 (9): 889. Bibcode:2007AN....328..889K. doi:10.1002/asna.200710776. 
  7. ^ a b c d Zorec, J.; Royer, F. (2012). "Rotational velocities of A-type stars". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 537: A120. arXiv:1201.2052Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012A&A...537A.120Z. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201117691.  Vizier catalog entry
  8. ^ Mason, Brian D.; Wycoff, Gary L.; Hartkopf, William I.; Douglass, Geoffrey G.; Worley, Charles E. (2001). "The 2001 US Naval Observatory Double Star CD-ROM. I. The Washington Double Star Catalog". The Astronomical Journal. 122 (6): 3466. Bibcode:2001AJ....122.3466M. doi:10.1086/323920.  Vizier catalog entry
  9. ^ Tokovinin, Andrei; Mason, Brian D.; Hartkopf, William I. (2014). "Speckle Interferometry at Soar in 2012 and 2013". The Astronomical Journal. 147 (5): 123. arXiv:1403.4970Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014AJ....147..123T. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/147/5/123.