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19 Puppis

Altitude: -33.1°   Azimuth: 292.9°   Direction: West-North-West

19 Puppis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

19 Puppis visual magnitude is 4.72. Because of its moderate brightness, 19 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 19 Puppis:

4.72
Giant

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

Altitude: -33.1°
Azimuth: 292.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 19 Puppis

19 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 19 Puppis are provided in the following table:

08h 11m 16s
-12° 55’ 36”
233.89°
11.19°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 19 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 19 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 19 Puppis.

Visibility of 19 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 19 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: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°
19 Puppis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 19 Puppis

The image below is a photograph of 19 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 19 Puppis is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 19 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 19 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 19 Puppis during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 19 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

19 Puppis is distant 184.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

56.69 pc
184.81 ly
36 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 19 Puppis

19 Puppis belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.95
G9III
4866K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 19 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 19 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

19 Puppis star system properties

19 Puppis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 19 Puppis double sysyem:

4.72
7.72
3
71 arcsec

Alternative designations of 19 Puppis

SAO153942
SAO153942