τ1 Lupi (tau1 Lupi)
τ1 Lupi is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Lupus.
τ1 Lupi visual magnitude is 4.56. Because of its moderate brightness, τ1 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 τ1 Lupi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ1 Lupi
τ1 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 τ1 Lupi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ1 Lupi in the sky:
Visibility of τ1 Lupi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
τ1 Lupi (tau1 Lupi) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of τ1 Lupi
The image below is a photograph of τ1 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 τ1 Lupi is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of τ1 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement
τ1 Lupi is distant 1,034.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ1 Lupi
τ1 Lupi belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ1 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
τ1 Lupi star system properties
τ1 Lupi is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the τ1 Lupi double sysyem: