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14 Puppis

Altitude: -39.2°   Azimuth: 289.0°   Direction: West-North-West

14 Puppis is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

14 Puppis visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Puppis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 14 Puppis:


14 Puppis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.2°
Azimuth: 289.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Puppis

14 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 14 Puppis are provided in the following table:

08h 04m 41s
-19° 43’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Puppis.

Visibility of 14 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 14 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: 109.7°
Max altitude: 18.8°
Azimuth: 250.3°
14 Puppis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Puppis

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Puppis is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 14 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Puppis during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Puppis is distant 1,574.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

483.09 pc
1,574.88 ly
14 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Puppis

14 Puppis belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Puppis