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κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi)

Altitude: -59.2°   Azimuth: 255.5°   Direction: West-South-West

κ2 Lupi is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

κ2 Lupi visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 Lupi should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about κ2 Lupi:


κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -59.2°
Azimuth: 255.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Lupi

κ2 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 κ2 Lupi are provided in the following table:

15h 11m 57s
-48° 44’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Lupi in the sky:

Finder chart κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi).

Visibility of κ2 Lupi from your location

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

κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Lupi

The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 κ2 Lupi is -0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi) star
DSS2 image of κ2 Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of κ2 Lupi during the next 1000 years (-1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ2 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

κ2 Lupi is distant 193.01 light years from the Sun

59.21 pc
193.01 ly
-0.103 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ2 Lupi

κ2 Lupi belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ2 Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

κ2 Lupi star system properties

κ2 Lupi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ2 Lupi double sysyem:

26.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ2 Lupi

κ2 Lupi
(kappa2 Lupi)