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  Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Puppis
The constellations now known as Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern), Pyxis (Compass) and Vela (the Sails) all belonged to a gigantic constellation called Argo.
NGC2467 (Bennett 37a) is a patch of nebulosity and associated open cluster located 1.7° south-east of Xi Puppis, in the northern portion of the constellation.
M46 (NGC2437) is an open cluster in northern Puppis containing a small planetary nebula as a foreground object (NGC2438, Best 83).
hawastsoc.org /deepsky/pup/index.html   (871 words)

  Sea and Sky's Pictures in the Sky: March Constellations
Argo Navis was eventually split into 4 parts by the International Astronomical Union (IAU): Carina (the keel), Vela (the sails), Puppis (the stern), and Pyxis (the compass).
Puppis can be seen from January through May. It is best viewed from the southern hemisphere or southern Unites States.
Puppis contains three Messier objects, all of which are open star clusters.
www.seasky.org /pictures/sky7b03.html   (845 words)

  Puppis, mitología, historia, características  y observaciones telescopicas
Puppis is a precious constellation of the South hemisphere that along with Carina and Vela form the mitológico boat of the Argonauts.
Puppis limits the north with the constellations of Monoceros and Hydra, the east with Canis Major, Columba and more to the south with Pictor, the south with Carina and the west of the south to north with Vela, Pyxis and Hidra.
The constellation of Puppis I located the 14 to it of December of 1985, at the age of 19 years in one cold night winter from the tourist locality of Dog Picafort, Majorca, Spain.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Pup1.htm   (1720 words)

  Puppis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation.
Its brightest star is ζ Puppis, known as Naos.
Since Puppis was originally part of the Argo Navis, it has no pre-17th century mythology associated with it independently.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puppis   (390 words)

 Puppis A
A supernova remnant that is one of the brightest radio and X-ray sources in the sky.
Puppis A is its radio source designation and it is also known by the X-ray designation 2U 0821-42.
A neutron star has been found in association with this remnant that is believed to be the remains of the progenitor star that exploded some 4,000 years ago.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/P/Puppis_A.html   (285 words)

 Constellations: Puppis, The Stern
Located between Vela and Canis Major, Puppis is the largest part of the now defunct constellation Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts, and now represents the stern, or poop deck, of a ship.
Puppis lies in a rich part of the Milky Way and contains several interesting deep sky objects.
Puppis was created from the ancient constellation of Argo Navis by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/puppis.htm   (249 words)

 Puppis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The constellation had a span of over 70 degrees in east-west direction, and was the largest asterism in the heavens exceeding Hydra, which is presently the largest one.
The constellation of Puppis represents the Stern of the Argo Navis.
Puppis crosses the meridian at fairly lower sky in Japan, it might need clear sky to recognize the entire constellation.
www.ne.jp /asahi/stellar/scenes/seiza_e/pup.htm   (183 words)

 Space Now
Puppis represents the stern, other parts include Carina (the keel), Vela (the sail), and Pyxis (the mariners compass).
Puppis is surrounded by Canis Major and Columba to towards the west, Monoceros to the north, Hydra, Pyxis and Vela to the east, and Carina to the south.
Puppis is rich in open star clusters, three of which are included in the Messier Catalogue.
www.spacenow.org.uk /index.cfm?code=constell&constellID=25   (309 words)

 Constellation Puppis
Puppis is one of the three constellations that use to form the huge constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
In 1763 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille divided the gigantic Argo Navis into three constellations: Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern, or Poop deck), and Vela (the Sail).
Puppis is the largest constellation associated with the former constellation Argo Navis.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/puppis.html   (2731 words)

 Constellation Puppis
The northern border reaches with DECL=-12 degress the equatorial regions, the southern border at DECL=-51 degrees the polar regions of the sky.
From west to east Puppis stretches from RA=6h to RA=8h 30m.
Puppis is the largest of four parts which make the ancient constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/puppis.html   (482 words)

Puppis is a constellation located in the heart of the winter Milky Way, and can be found to the south and east of Canis Major.
Puppis actually represents a ship’s stern, and is a fragment of the ancient constellation Argo Navis, the ship.
You can’t miss 19 Puppis, a magnitude 4.7 star on the southern edge of the NGC 2539.
www.astrobuysell.com /paul/puppis.htm   (1551 words)

 Puppis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puppis used to the stern belonging to the large constellation Argo Navis (the Ship of the Argonauts) before it was broken up into more managable constellations by Nicolas-Louis Lacaille in the 18th Century
Lying about 5 times the distance of NGC 2451, it is a fainter object with about 160 stars, and requires a telescope on low magnification for the best view.
To the left of Zeta Puppis is NGC 2546, a cluster with about 40 stars.
www.accessentertainment.co.uk /Astro/Const/Puppis.htm   (252 words)

Puppis is part of a much larger constellation called Argo Navis.
It is no longer recognized as a constellation, but has been broken down into smaller ones of which Puppis is one.
Zeta Puppis (08h 01.8m -39°52') is a class O5 supergiant and is one of the most luminous stars in our galaxy.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constellations/puppis.html   (263 words)

 puppis.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puppis corresponds to the Stern of ancient constellation Argo Navis in which Argonauts traveled for Golden Fleece.
In 1750s, Lacaille divided that celestial vessel into Puppis, Pyxis (the Compass), Vela (the Sails) and Carine (the Keel).
The most inspiring view in Puppis is offered by a pair of open clusters M46 and M47 which, at low power, fit into the same telescopic field of view.
www.astrosurf.com /jwisn/puppis.htm   (86 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Puppis A :: More Images of Puppis A
Chandra's three-color image of a region of Puppis A reveals a cloud being torn apart by a shockwave produced by a supernova explosion.
Pictured is the supernova remnant Puppis A, one of the brightest sources in the X-ray sky, with shocked gas clouds still expanding and radiating X-rays.
A faint pinpoint source of X-rays is visible (white dot near center) which is likely a young neutron star, kicked out by the asymmetric explosion and moving away from the site of the original supernova at about 600 miles per second.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/2006/puppisa/more.html?set=larger   (314 words)

 A Central Stellar Remnant in Puppis A   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ROSAT observations of a feature near the center of the Puppis A supernova remnant suggest that it is the stellar remnant of the explosion.
Spectral analysis of ROSAT PSPC data suggest that its properties are consistent with model predictions for a neutron star with the same age as the Puppis A remnant (${\sim}3700$ y).
The large inferred space velocity (${\sim}10^3$ km s$^{-1}$) requires an asymmetrical explosion, which is supported by the fact that fast moving rich knots are found only on the opposite side of the explosion center.
www.aas.org /publications/baas/v27n2/aas186/abs/S3703.html   (209 words)

 Puppis, a March Constellation
Puppis represents the Stern, while the other members of the original constellation are Carina the Keel, (to the south of Puppis); Pyxis the Compass and Vela the Sail, (to the east).
Chart showing Puppis as seen high in the sky to the north mid evening in March.
Puppis is highest and due north at about 9.30 pm to 10 pm (NZDT) in mid March.
www.rasnz.org.nz /Stars/Puppis.htm   (633 words)

 Naos (Zeta Puppis)
A blue supergiant and the second brightest O star in the sky in terms of apparent magnitude.
It is embedded in the Gum Nebula and used to be the Zeta star of Argo Navis (Jason’s vessel Argos) – the Greek naos meaning “ship” – before becoming Zeta in Puppis, the Stern, after the big constellation was broken up.
Typical of its breed, Naos is blowing a fierce stellar wind, averaging 2,300 km/s and over a millionth of a solar mass a year (10 million times the rate lost by the Sun).
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/N/Naos.html   (291 words)

 Star Tales – Puppis
Lacaille wrote that “the poop is separated from the body of the vessel [Carina] by the rudder”, and it is on the rudder that the bright star Canopus is placed.
Puppis has no stars labelled Alpha or Beta because, when Argo Navis was divided up by Lacaille, the original Greek-letter designations of the stars in Argo were retained; Alpha and Beta ended up in the subdivision of Carina.
The brightest star in Puppis is in fact second-magnitude Zeta Puppis, called Naos from the Greek word for ‘ship’.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/puppis.htm   (132 words)

 NGC 2451 in BinoSky, a guide to astronomy with binoculars.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I have successfully observed the cluster even when the horizon was too hazy for Puppis to be visible with the naked eye; the unmistakeable asterism around Pi Puppis (see below) can be found by dead-reckoning from Canis Major, and from there it's only a short hop to Zeta Pup and NGC2451.
What makes it unusually attractive is the contrast in color between the brilliant red star c Puppis in the foreground and the white members of the cluster, of which at least five are easily seen.
While visiting the region, a similar colorfest can be enjoyed in the garish red supergiant Pi Puppis and its three white neighbors.
www.lightandmatter.com /binosky/ngc2451.html   (191 words)

Puppis, "The Stern", is the largest constellation associated with the former constellation "Argo Navis", the Argonauts' Ship.
Rho Puppis is a delta Scuti type variable: 2.68 to 3.87 every 3h22m52s.
Puppis is a noted semi-regular variable with a wide range, from 2.6 to 6.2 about every 141 days.
www.dibonsmith.com /pup_con.htm   (395 words)

 Vela and Puppis Supernova Remnants
The smaller is the Puppis SNR which is superimposed on the Vela SNR and is the bright enhancement in the upper right of the image.
ROSAT observations showed for the first time that Vela is roughly circular; previously only the brighter regions in the upper and left hand sides of the figure had been detected.
Puppis is about four times farther from the Sun than Vela.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/rosat/gallery/snr_velapup.html   (169 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I-band image of the field surrounding V445 Puppis obtained with the USNOFS 1.0 m Ritchey-Chretien Reflector on 2001 October 4.51 UT by Arne Henden.
Spectral line identifications for V445 Puppis based on the spectrum obtained on 2001 January 19 with the Steward Observatory Bok 2.3-m telescope.
The lack of Balmer lines and the great strength of C emission lines are atypical of "Fe II" class classical novae early in their evolution as well as recurrent novae, or symbiotic novae.
vela.as.arizona.edu /~rmw/v445pup.html   (1470 words)

 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Puppis (The Stern of the Argos)
Puppis, the 'Poop'; Deck or Stern of the Argos, can be seen from January through May, but is best seen as the whole constellation from the Southern Hemisphere or southern US.
Puppis is actually part of Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts.
Puppis is the stern of the ship that was built by the Argos for Jason.
www.astronomical.org /portal/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=68   (315 words)

 Zeta Puppis
Zeta Puppis is one of the best studied O-type stars; several important parameters have been determined with good accuracy, including the distance 352 (429) 549 pc (~ 1400 light years); diameter 20 R
For Zeta Puppis a mass loss rate was determined from radio data by Lamers and Leitherer and rescaled by Schaerer et al.
Zeta Puppis possibly belongs to the young Vela R2 association of stars (Sahu 1992, Schaerer et al.
www.peripatus.gen.nz /Astronomy/objZetPup.html   (320 words)

 Canberra Astronomical Society - Southern Cross - March 2003
Now divided into Vela the sails, Carina the keel and Puppis the poop deck, it's a good region for low power viewing, with a profusion of southern Milky Way open clusters.
The doubles here are a small selection of some of the brighter and more interesting from the 160+ I've observed in Puppis, all accessible to medium apertures (circa 20 cm).
HJ 3834 06047-4505 AB m6.0, 9.0 5.7" pa218 1995 F5 AC: m 6.0, 6.4 196" G0 7-inch 100x: three bright stars dominate a thin field; the AC pairing is very wide, both stars yellow, and the brighter has a fairly close companion, an easy neat little point near the primary (AB).
msowww.anu.edu.au /cas/southerncross/sc_200303.html   (2566 words)

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