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Puppis (Stern)

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NGC 2451 is a very bright open cluster containing the star c Puppis. The first extrasolar planet found in the open cluster NGC 2423, was discovered around the red giant star NGC 2423-3.

Puppis' name is the Latin word for the poop deck of a ship, and Puppis represents the deck of the ship and its deck houses.

Neighbouring Constellations

Pyxis (Compass)

Vela (Sails)

Canis Major (Great Dog)

Carina (Keel)

Columba (Dove)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Monoceros (Unicorn)

Pictor (Painter)

Picture of Puppis