16 Puppis

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16 Puppis
Puppis constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg
Location of 16 Puppis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Puppis
Right ascension 08h 09m 01.63741s[1]
Declination −19° 14′ 42.0521″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.40[2]
Spectral type B5IV[3]
U−B color index -0.60[4]
B−V color index -0.15[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +19.90[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -9.87[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -5.55[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 7.01 ± 0.22[1] mas
Distance 470 ± 10 ly
(143 ± 4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.37[2]
Luminosity 836[2] L
Surface gravity (log g) 3.701[6] cgs
Temperature 16,680[7] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 140[8] km/s
Other designations
BD-18°2190, FK5 2632, GC 11071, GSC 06004-03719, HIP 39906, HR 3192, HD 67797, SAO 153890
Database references

16 Puppis (16 Pup) is a class B5IV[3] (blue subgiant) star in the constellation Puppis. Its apparent magnitude is 4.40[2] and it is approximately 465 light years away based on parallax.[1]

16 Puppis is located in the northernmost part of its constellation, almost due north of the bright star Rho Puppis, and east of Canis Major.


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