4 Puppis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.
4 Puppis visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its reltive faintness, 4 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 4 Puppis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 4 Puppis
4 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 4 Puppis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 4 Puppis in the sky:
Visibility of 4 Puppis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 4 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 4 Puppis
The image below is a photograph of 4 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 4 Puppis is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 4 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement
4 Puppis is distant 236.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 4 Puppis
4 Puppis belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 4 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.