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β Lupi (beta Lupi)

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

β Lupi visual magnitude is 2.68. Thanks to its high brightness, β Lupi is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

The table below summarizes the key facts about β Lupi:

2.68
Giant
β Lupi (beta Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Lupi

β Lupi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. 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”
326.25°
13.91°
Lupus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Lupi in the sky:

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

Visibility of β Lupi from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of β Lupi

The image below is a photograph of β Lupi from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of β Lupi is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of β Lupi

β Lupi belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-3.35
B2III
14087K

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

Alternative designations of β Lupi

β Lupi
(beta Lupi)
SAO225335
SAO225335