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Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi Puppis)

Altitude: 13.4°   Azimuth: 186.1°   Direction: South

Azmidi, also designated as ξ Puppis (xi Puppis), is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

Azmidi visual magnitude is 3.34. Because of its moderate brightness, Azmidi should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of Azmidi is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi Puppis) star
DSS2 image of Azmidi. The red arrow shows the motion of Azmidi during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Azmidi


Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi Puppis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 186.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Azmidi

Azmidi 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 Azmidi are provided in the following table:

07h 49m 17s
-24° 51’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Azmidi in the sky:

Finder chart Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi Puppis) star
Simplified finder chart for Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi Puppis).

Visibility of Azmidi 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 Azmidi - ξ Puppis (xi 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: 114.9°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.1°

Distance of Azmidi from the Sun and relative movement

Azmidi is distant 1,347.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

413.22 pc
1,347.11 ly
3 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Azmidi

Azmidi belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where Azmidi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Azmidi star system properties

Azmidi 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 Azmidi double sysyem:

5.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of Azmidi

ξ Puppis
(xi Puppis)