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ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi)

Altitude: -14.3°   Azimuth: 156.5°   Direction: South-South-East

ν2 Lupi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

ν2 Lupi visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, ν2 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 ν2 Lupi:

5.65
Main-sequence

ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.3°
Azimuth: 156.5°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Lupi

ν2 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 ν2 Lupi are provided in the following table:

15h 21m 48s
-48° 19’ 04”
327.1°
7.37°
Lupus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Lupi in the sky:

Finder chart ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi).

Visibility of ν2 Lupi from your location

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

ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν2 Lupi

The image below is a photograph of ν2 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 ν2 Lupi is -1.617 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.277 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν2 Lupi (nu2 Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ν2 Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ν2 Lupi during the next 100 years (-2.70 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.46 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν2 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ν2 Lupi is distant 47.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 69 kilometers per second.

14.56 pc
47.45 ly
-69 km/s
-1.617 arcsec/year
-0.277 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν2 Lupi

ν2 Lupi belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

4.83
G3V
5778K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν2 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν2 Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν2 Lupi

ν2 Lupi
(nu2 Lupi)
SAO225697
SAO225697