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ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi)

Altitude: -10.6°   Azimuth: 192.3°   Direction: South-South-West

ν1 Lupi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

ν1 Lupi visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, ν1 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 ν1 Lupi:


ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.6°
Azimuth: 192.3°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν1 Lupi

ν1 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 ν1 Lupi are provided in the following table:

15h 22m 08s
-47° 55’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν1 Lupi in the sky:

Finder chart ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi).

Visibility of ν1 Lupi from your location

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

ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν1 Lupi

The image below is a photograph of ν1 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 ν1 Lupi is -0.14 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.137 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν1 Lupi (nu1 Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ν1 Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ν1 Lupi during the next 1000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.28 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν1 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ν1 Lupi is distant 111.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

34.16 pc
111.38 ly
-11 km/s
-0.14 arcsec/year
-0.137 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν1 Lupi

ν1 Lupi belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν1 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν1 Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν1 Lupi

ν1 Lupi
(nu1 Lupi)