We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:22 | Tran: 15:02 | Set: 18:43
Altitude: 13.6°   Azimuth: 169.8°   Direction: South

Tureis, also designated as ρ Puppis (rho Puppis), is a variable and double bright giant star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Puppis.

Tureis visual magnitude is 2.81. Because of its brightness, Tureis 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 Tureis

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

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”
243.15°
4.4°
Puppis
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);

Key facts about Tureis

2.81
Bright giant

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

1.39
F6II
6724K

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:

2.81
13.71
10.9
29.6 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of Tureis

Tureis
ρ Puppis
(rho Puppis)
SAO175217
SAO175217

Visibility of Tureis from your location

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

Azimuth: 114.3°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.7°