Naos (ζ Puppis) is a rare hot blue-white star (O5IAf) in the constellation of Poop Deck.
Zeta Puppis is a blue supergiant star, one of the most luminous stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. It is of spectral type O5, which makes it one of the hottest and most luminous stars in the galaxy.
8h 3m 35.05s (120.89603°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Puppis (Poop Deck)
The former constellation Argo Navis was split into four smaller constellations by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the middle of the 18th century. The largest of these four constellations is Puppis, representing the poop deck of the ship.
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