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11 Puppis

Altitude: 15.4°   Azimuth: 186.6°   Direction: South

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 skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about 11 Puppis

4.2
Bright giant

11 Puppis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.4°
Azimuth: 186.6°
Direction: South

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”
240.64°
3.07°
Puppis

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 edit_location_alt
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 edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.1°

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.

-1.74
F7II
5534K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 11 Puppis

SAO174852
SAO174852