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Puppis
Constellation
Abbreviation Pup
Genitive Puppis
Pronunciation /ˈpʌps/, genitive the same
Symbolism the Poop Deck
Right ascension 7.5
Declination −30
Quadrant SQ2
Area 673 sq. deg. (20th)
Main stars 9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Stars with planets 6
Stars brighter than 3.00m 1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 3
Brightest star ζ Pup (Naos) (2.25m)
Nearest star LHS 1989
(19.67 ly, 6.03 pc)
Messier objects 3
Meteor showers Pi Puppids
Zeta Puppids
Puppid-Velids
Bordering
constellations
Monoceros
Pyxis
Vela
Carina
Pictor
Columba
Canis Major
Hydra
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of February.

Puppis is a constellation that can be seen in the southern sky. It is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

Notable features

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The constellation Puppis as it can be seen by the naked eye.

Argo Navis was sub-divided in 1752 by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, forming Puppis.

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