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

16 Puppis

16 Puppis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

16 Puppis visual magnitude is 4.4. Because of its moderate brightness, 16 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 16 Puppis:

16 Puppis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 19°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Puppis

16 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 16 Puppis are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 01s
-19° 14’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 16 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Puppis.

Visibility of 16 Puppis from your location

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

Today's 16 Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.2°
Max altitude: 19.3°
Azimuth: 250.8°
16 Puppis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Puppis

The image below is a photograph of 16 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 16 Puppis is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 16 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Puppis during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Puppis is distant 472.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

144.93 pc
472.46 ly
19 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Puppis

16 Puppis belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 16 Puppis