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Puppis Constellation
Constellation Puppis

Puppis, the Stern (Pup)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Stern
      1. Genitive:
      2. Puppis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Pup
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. March
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. S
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 52m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -32° 37'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Naos (2.25m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 10
      1. Quadruple Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C71,
      1. Other:
      2. Asteroid belt

    * 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.

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