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public LocationGreenwich, UK
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σ Lupi (sigma Lupi)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -59.67°   Az: 107.97°   Direction: East-South-East

σ Lupi is a giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Lupus.

σ Lupi visual magnitude is 4.42. Because of its moderate brightness, σ 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.

σ Lupi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of σ Lupi (sigma Lupi) star
DSS2 image of σ Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of σ Lupi during the next 10000 years (-7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


14h 34m 17s
-50° 33’ 50”
15h 16m 32s
05h 50m 49s


14h 32m 36s
-50° 27’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart σ Lupi (sigma Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for σ Lupi (sigma Lupi).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

σ Lupi is distant 573.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

176.06 pc
573.94 ly
-2 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/y
-0.01 "/y

Alternative Designations

σ Lupi
(sigma Lupi)

Visibility from Your Location

σ Lupi (sigma Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK