Puppis

The Stern, The Poop

GenitivePuppis
AbbreviationPup
Right Ascension06h02 to 08h26
Declination-11.0° to -50.8°
Area (sq deg)673
Brightest StarNaos
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
Map of Puppis

One of the three constellations (the others being Carina and Vela) that originally made up the gigantic star-group known as Argo Navis. This region of the sky contains a number of distant star clusters.

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