ξ2 Lupi (xi2 Lupi)
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 table below summarizes the key facts about ξ2 Lupi:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ξ2 Lupi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ2 Lupi in the sky:
Visibility of ξ2 Lupi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's ξ2 Lupi (xi2 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 ξ2 Lupi
The image below is a photograph of ξ2 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 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.
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.
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.
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: