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

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 6,500 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.


ESA/Hubble & ESO

About the Image

Release date:17 December 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1323
Size:3001 x 1989 px

About the Object

Name:RS Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Pulsating

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