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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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π Puppis (pi Puppis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:48 | Tran: 14:00 | Set: 15:12
Altitude: -36.7°   Azimuth: 105.7°   Direction: East-South-East

π Puppis is a variable and double supergiant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Puppis.

π Puppis visual magnitude is 2.7. Because of its brightness, π Puppis is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π Puppis

Finder chart π Puppis (pi Puppis) star
Simplified finder chart for π Puppis (pi Puppis).

π Puppis 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 π Puppis are provided in the following table:

07h 17m 08s
-37° 05’ 50”
Image of π Puppis (pi Puppis) star
DSS2 image of π Puppis. The red arrow shows the motion of π Puppis during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about π Puppis


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


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

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

π Puppis star system properties

π Puppis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the π Puppis double sysyem:

69.2 arcsec

Distance of π Puppis from the Sun and relative movement

π Puppis is distant 1,093.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

335.57 pc
1,093.96 ly
16 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of π Puppis

π Puppis
(pi Puppis)

Visibility of π Puppis from your location

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

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.9°