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Puppis Constellation
Constellation Puppis the Stern Star Map

Puppis, the Stern (Pup)


The constellation of Puppis, the Stern, is best viewed in Spring during the month of March. It's brightest star is Naos at magnitude 2.25. The boundary of the Puppis constellation contains 10 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. PUP-iss
      1. Meaning:
      2. Stern
      1. Genitive:
      2. Puppis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Pup
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 52m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -32° 37'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Naos  (2.25)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 10

    Double Stars in Puppis

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Puppis.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. k Puppis
        2. 4.4, 4.6
        3. double

      Star Clusters in Puppis

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Puppis :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Nebulae in Puppis

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Puppis:

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type

          Neutron Stars in Puppis

          These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Puppis. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

              1. Neutron star
              2. Type

            Exoplanets in Puppis

            These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Puppis. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                1. Host star name
                2. Exoplanet name

              * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

              ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).