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Lupus Constellation
Constellation Lupus the Wolf Star Map

Lupus, the Wolf (Lup)


The Southern 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

    Brightest Stars in Lupus

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Lupus by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Star Clusters in Lupus

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Lupus . Also see all star clusters.

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

        Nebulae in Lupus

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Lupus . Also see all nebulae.

            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. Also see all black holes.

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

            * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

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