κ2 Lupi (kappa2 Lupi)
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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Lupi in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Lupi from your location
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.
Distance of κ2 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement
κ2 Lupi is distant 193.01 light years from the Sun
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.
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: