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Puppis

Quick Facts

Name:Puppis
PUPP-iss
Meaning:Stern
Abbreviation:Pup
Genitive:Puppis
Visible in Latitudes:40° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:March, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:January 22
Right Ascension:7.57 hours
Declination:-39.4 degrees
Area:673.434 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Puppis

About Puppis

Puppis, the stern, was created from the old constellation of Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. Fifty Argonauts guided the ship from Iolchis in Thessaly to Aea in Colchis. They sought the golden fleece; when the voyage was over, Athene placed the boat in the sky.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
NaosZeta Pup
AzmidiskeXi Pup

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M46Open Cluster
M47Open Cluster
M93Open Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

Canis MajorMonoceros
CarinaPictor
ColumbaPyxis
HydraVela
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