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ο Lupi (omicron Lupi)

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

ο Lupi visual magnitude is 4.32. Because of its moderate brightness, ο 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 ο Lupi:

ο Lupi (omicron Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ο Lupi

ο 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 ο Lupi are provided in the following table:

14h 51m 38s
-43° 34’ 32”

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

Finder chart ο Lupi (omicron Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ο Lupi (omicron Lupi).

Visibility of ο Lupi from your location

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

ο Lupi (omicron Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ο Lupi

The image below is a photograph of ο 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 ο Lupi is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ο Lupi (omicron Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ο Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ο Lupi during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ο Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ο Lupi is distant 407.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

125.00 pc
407.50 ly
7 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ο Lupi

ο Lupi belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ο Lupi

ο Lupi
(omicron Lupi)