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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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8 Puppis

Altitude: -12.7°   Azimuth: 94.7°   Direction: East

8 Puppis is a star in the constellation of Puppis.

8 Puppis visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, 8 Puppis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 8 Puppis is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 8 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 8 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Puppis during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 8 Puppis


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

Altitude: -12.7°
Azimuth: 94.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Puppis

8 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 8 Puppis are provided in the following table:

07h 51m 40s
-12° 49’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 8 Puppis in the sky:

Finder chart 8 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Puppis.

Visibility of 8 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 8 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: 102.8°
Max altitude: 25.7°
Azimuth: 257.2°

Distance of 8 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

8 Puppis is distant 243.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

74.79 pc
243.83 ly
21 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 8 Puppis

8 Puppis belongs to spectral class F2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 8 Puppis