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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18

11 Puppis

11 Puppis is a bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

11 Puppis visual magnitude is 4.2. Because of its moderate brightness, 11 Puppis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 11 Puppis:

Bright giant
11 Puppis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Puppis

11 Puppis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Puppis are provided in the following table:

07h 56m 51s
-22° 52’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Puppis.

Visibility of 11 Puppis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 11 Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.1°
11 Puppis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Puppis

The image below is a photograph of 11 Puppis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 11 Puppis is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 11 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Puppis during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 11 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

11 Puppis is distant 502.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

154.08 pc
502.31 ly
14 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Puppis

11 Puppis belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 11 Puppis