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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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9 Puppis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:20 | Tran: 15:06 | Set: 19:52
Altitude: -42.4°   Azimuth: 51.2°   Direction: North-East

9 Puppis is a double hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Puppis.

9 Puppis visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its faintness, 9 Puppis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 9 Puppis

Finder chart 9 Puppis star
Simplified finder chart for 9 Puppis.

9 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 9 Puppis are provided in the following table:

07h 51m 46s
-13° 53’ 53”
Image of 9 Puppis star
DSS2 image of 9 Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of 9 Puppis during the next 1000 years (-1.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 9 Puppis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 9 Puppis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 9 Puppis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

9 Puppis star system properties

9 Puppis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 9 Puppis double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Distance of 9 Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

9 Puppis is distant 54.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

16.67 pc
54.35 ly
-18 km/s
-0.062 arcsec/year
-0.34 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 9 Puppis

Gl 291 A

Visibility of 9 Puppis from your location

Today's 9 Puppis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.9°
Max altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 256.1°