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Puppis is located to the east and south of Canis Major. While the constellation is located low on the horizon from North America, it covers a span of 35° in declination. Puppis is part of the region formerly know as the constellation Argo Navis. Argo Navis was seen be the ancient Greek as the ship used by Jason and the 'Argonauts' during his quest for the Golden Fleece. Puppis is seen as the stern of the Argo along with Vela, the Sail, and Carina, the Keel.