Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
|Right ascension||07h 58m 14.43920s |
|Declination||−49° 14′ 41.6803″ |
|Apparent magnitude (V)||4.45|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||-3.56|
|Spectral type||B2II/IIIn |
V Puppis (V Pup) is a star system in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 4.45. There is a binary star system at the center with a B1 dwarf orbiting a B3 subgiant star. They have an orbital period of 1.45 days and a distance of only 15 solar radii apart. However, the system moves back and forth, indicating that there is a massive object orbiting them. Based on Kepler's Laws and that since the object is not visible, it is probably a black hole.
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