κ1 Lupi (kappa1 Lupi)
κ1 Lupi is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.
κ1 Lupi visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, κ1 Lupi should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about κ1 Lupi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Lupi
κ1 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 κ1 Lupi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Lupi in the sky:
Visibility of κ1 Lupi from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Lupi
The image below is a photograph of κ1 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 κ1 Lupi is -0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ1 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement
κ1 Lupi is distant 182.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ1 Lupi
κ1 Lupi belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
κ1 Lupi star system properties
κ1 Lupi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ1 Lupi double sysyem: