Naos - ζ Puppis (zeta Puppis)
Naos, also designated as ζ Puppis (zeta Puppis), is a star in the constellation of Puppis.
Naos visual magnitude is 2.25, making it the 71th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Naos is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Naos:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Naos
Naos is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Naos are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Naos in the sky:
Visibility of Naos from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Naos
The image below is a photograph of Naos 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 Naos is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Naos from the Sun and relative movement
Naos is distant 1,399.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Naos
Naos belongs to spectral class O5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Naos is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.