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The location of RS Puppis within the Milky Way (artist's impression)

The location of RS Puppis within the Milky Way (artist's impression)


Date: 16 December 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: ESA/Hubble & ESO

This artist's impression shows the location of the Cepheid star RS Pup in our Galaxy. From ESO NTT observations of the echoes on several nebular features, the distance of RS Pup was found to be 6500 light-years, with an uncertainty of 90 light-years. RS Pup is distant by about a quarter of the distance between the Sun and the Centre of the Milky Way. RS Pup is located within the Galactic plane, in a very populated region of our Galaxy.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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