φ2 Lupi (phi2 Lupi)
φ2 Lupi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.
φ2 Lupi visual magnitude is 4.54. Because of its moderate brightness, φ2 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 φ2 Lupi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ2 Lupi
φ2 Lupi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of φ2 Lupi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ2 Lupi in the sky:
Visibility of φ2 Lupi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's φ2 Lupi (phi2 Lupi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of φ2 Lupi
The image below is a photograph of φ2 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 φ2 Lupi is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of φ2 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement
φ2 Lupi is distant 605.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of φ2 Lupi
φ2 Lupi belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where φ2 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.