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18 Puppis

18 Puppis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

18 Puppis visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, 18 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 18 Puppis:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 18 Puppis

18 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 18 Puppis are provided in the following table:

08h 10m 39s
-13° 47’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 18 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 18 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Puppis.

Visibility of 18 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 18 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: 103.8°
Max altitude: 24.7°
Azimuth: 256.2°
18 Puppis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 18 Puppis

The image below is a photograph of 18 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 18 Puppis is -0.251 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 18 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 18 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Puppis during the next 1000 years (-4.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.02 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 18 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

18 Puppis is distant 73.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

22.49 pc
73.31 ly
38 km/s
-0.251 arcsec/year
0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 18 Puppis

18 Puppis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

18 Puppis star system properties

18 Puppis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 18 Puppis double sysyem:

93 arcsec

Alternative designations of 18 Puppis

Gl 297.2A