20 Puppis is a bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.
20 Puppis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, 20 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 20 Puppis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 20 Puppis in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 20 Puppis
The image below is a photograph of 20 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 20 Puppis is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 20 Puppis
20 Puppis belongs to spectral class G5 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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.