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Lupus Constellation
Constellation Lupus the Wolf Star Map

Lupus, the Wolf (Lup)


The constellation of Lupus, the Wolf, is best viewed in Summer during the month of June. It's brightest star is Men at magnitude 2.30. The boundary of the Lupus constellation contains 8 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LOOP-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Wolf
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lupi
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lup
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 15h 23m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -42° 43'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Men  (2.30)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8

    Star Clusters in Lupus

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Lupus :

        1. Star cluster
        2. Catalog #
        3. Cluster type

      Nebulae in Lupus

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Lupus :

          1. Nebula name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Nebula type

        Black Holes in Lupus

        These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Lupus. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

            1. Black hole
            2. Type
            1. IL Lupi
            2. stellar

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).