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Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis)

Altitude: -36.5°   Azimuth: 83.8°   Direction: East

Tureis, also designated as ρ Puppis (rho Puppis), is a variable and double bright giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

Tureis visual magnitude is 2.81. Thanks to its high brightness, Tureis 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 Tureis:

Bright giant

Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.5°
Azimuth: 83.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Tureis

Tureis 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 Tureis are provided in the following table:

08h 07m 32s
-24° 18’ 15”

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

Finder chart Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis) star
Simplified finder chart for Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis).

Visibility of Tureis 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 Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho 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: 114.3°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Tureis

The image below is a photograph of Tureis 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 Tureis is -0.083 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis) star
DSS2 image of Tureis. The red arrow shows the motion of Tureis during the next 10000 years (-13.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Tureis from the Sun and relative movement

Tureis is distant 62.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

19.23 pc
62.70 ly
46 km/s
-0.083 arcsec/year
0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Tureis

Tureis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star. Tureis is also a De chemically peculiar star.


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

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

Tureis star system properties

Tureis 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 Tureis double sysyem:

29.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of Tureis

ρ Puppis
(rho Puppis)