We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Your support helps us pay the server bills » Donate
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Lupus » 

ι Lupi (iota Lupi)

Altitude: -44.3°   Azimuth: 112.9°   Direction: East-South-East

ι Lupi is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

ι Lupi visual magnitude is 3.55. Because of its moderate brightness, ι Lupi should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ι Lupi is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Lupi (iota Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ι Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Lupi during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Lupi


ι Lupi (iota Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.3°
Azimuth: 112.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Lupi

ι 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 ι Lupi are provided in the following table:

14h 19m 24s
-46° 03’ 28”

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

Finder chart ι Lupi (iota Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Lupi (iota Lupi).

Visibility of ι Lupi from your location

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

ι Lupi (iota Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ι Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ι Lupi is distant 351.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

107.87 pc
351.67 ly
22 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Lupi

ι Lupi belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ι Lupi

ι Lupi
(iota Lupi)