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ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi)

Altitude: -0.4°   Azimuth: 152.8°   Direction: South-South-East

ξ2 Lupi is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Lupus.

ξ2 Lupi visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, ξ2 Lupi should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ξ2 Lupi is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi) star
DSS2 image of ξ2 Lupi. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ2 Lupi during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ξ2 Lupi


ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.4°
Azimuth: 152.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ2 Lupi

ξ2 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 ξ2 Lupi are provided in the following table:

15h 56m 54s
-33° 57’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ2 Lupi in the sky:

Finder chart ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi).

Visibility of ξ2 Lupi from your location

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

Today's ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.0°
Max altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 236.0°

Distance of ξ2 Lupi from the Sun and relative movement

ξ2 Lupi is distant 195.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

60.10 pc
195.91 ly
-12 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ξ2 Lupi

ξ2 Lupi belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Lupi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ξ2 Lupi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ξ2 Lupi star system properties

ξ2 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 ξ2 Lupi double sysyem:

10.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of ξ2 Lupi

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