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Rho Puppis, 15 Puppis

Proper NameTureis
Bayer DesignationRho Puppis
Flamsteed Number15 Puppis
HR (BSC)3185
Right Ascension8h 7m 33s
Declination-24° 18' 16"
Distance64 light years
19 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.8
Absolute: +1.4
Spectral ClassF6II Bright Yellow Supergiant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesThis star in northern Puppis is not to be confused with Iota Carinae, formally named Aspidiske, but also sometimes known as Tureis. A pulsating F-type supergiant, this is the third brightest star in its constellation (despite its lowly 'Rho' designation, which is a result of the division of old Argo Navis).


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