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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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20 Puppis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:04 | Tran: 15:39 | Set: 20:15
Altitude: 17.9°   Azimuth: 210.3°   Direction: South-South-West

20 Puppis is a bright giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Puppis.

20 Puppis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 20 Puppis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Puppis

Finder chart 20 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Puppis.

20 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 20 Puppis are provided in the following table:

08h 13m 19s
-15° 47’ 17”
Image of 20 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 20 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Puppis during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 20 Puppis

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 20 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

20 Puppis is distant 1,230.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

377.36 pc
1,230.19 ly
17 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 20 Puppis


Visibility of 20 Puppis from your location

Today's 20 Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.8°
Max altitude: 22.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°