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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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β Lupi (beta Lupi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -28.4°   Azimuth: 235.4°   Direction: South-West

β Lupi is a giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Lupus.

β Lupi visual magnitude is 2.68. Because of its brightness, β Lupi is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Lupi

Finder chart β Lupi (beta Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for β Lupi (beta Lupi).

β Lupi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of β Lupi are provided in the following table:

14h 58m 31s
-43° 08’ 02”
Image of β Lupi (beta Lupi) star
DSS2 image of β Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of β Lupi during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about β Lupi


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of β Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of β Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

β Lupi is distant 523.27 light years from the Sun

160.51 pc
523.27 ly
-0.035 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of β Lupi

β Lupi
(beta Lupi)

Visibility of β Lupi from your location

β Lupi (beta Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom