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κ1 Lupi (kappa1 Lupi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -32.1°   Azimuth: 129.5°   Direction: South-East

κ1 Lupi is a double main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Lupus.

κ1 Lupi visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, κ1 Lupi is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Lupi

Finder chart κ1 Lupi (kappa1 Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for κ1 Lupi (kappa1 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:

15h 11m 56s
-48° 44’ 16”
Image of κ1 Lupi (kappa1 Lupi) star
DSS2 image of κ1 Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of κ1 Lupi during the next 1000 years (-1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.82 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ1 Lupi


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ1 Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

26.6 arcsec

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.

55.90 pc
182.22 ly
-6 km/s
-0.095 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ1 Lupi

κ1 Lupi
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Visibility of κ1 Lupi from your location

κ1 Lupi (kappa1 Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK