Puppis

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Puppis, abbreviated Pup, is a constellation comprising 313 naked-eye stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Canis Major and Pyxis; its name is Latin for the 'poop deck' on a ship.

It was originally part of an obsolete constellation called Argo Navis, the Ship Argo, which was so large that it was eventually split into four separate smaller constellations, the others being Carina, Vela, and Malus, which later became Pyxis.


Puppis
Latin name Puppis
Latin genitive Puppis
International abbreviation Pup
Number of stars 313
Symbology Poop


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88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula