Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis)
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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tureis in the sky:
Visibility of Tureis from your location
Today's Tureis - ρ Puppis (rho Puppis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
Spectral properties of Tureis
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Tureis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: