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ν Puppis (nu Puppis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -21.57°   Az: 226.71°   Direction: South-West

ν Puppis is a variable giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Puppis.

ν Puppis visual magnitude is 3.17. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Puppis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of ν Puppis (nu Puppis) star
DSS2 image of ν Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Puppis during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 38m 30s
-43° 13’ 07”
04h 33m 02s
11h 11m 33s


06h 37m 45s
-43° 11’ 45”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ν Puppis (nu Puppis) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Puppis (nu Puppis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ν Puppis is distant 422.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

28 km/s
0.002 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ν Puppis
(nu Puppis)

Visibility from Your Location

ν Puppis (nu Puppis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK