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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

ρ Lupi (rho Lupi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -42.1°   Azimuth: 239.4°   Direction: West-South-West

ρ Lupi is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Lupus.

ρ Lupi visual magnitude is 4.05. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ Lupi is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ Lupi

Finder chart ρ Lupi (rho Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ Lupi (rho Lupi).

ρ 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 ρ Lupi are provided in the following table:

14h 37m 53s
-49° 25’ 32”
Image of ρ Lupi (rho Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ρ Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Lupi during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ Lupi


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of ρ Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ρ Lupi is distant 310.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

95.15 pc
310.18 ly
8 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ρ Lupi

ρ Lupi
(rho Lupi)

Visibility of ρ Lupi from your location

ρ Lupi (rho Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom