Abbreviation: Â Lup
English Name: Â The The Wolf
Hemisphere:Â Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Scorpius and Centaurus.
Visible between latitudes: Â +35 and -90 degrees.
Best season: June
Seen in three seasons:Â Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
Best seen in:Â During the middle of June.
Seen between:Â Only June.
Right Ascension (RA):Â 15 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +45 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 334 (46th)
Lupus (The Wolf)
- Lupus lies in the Milky Way, and almost joined with the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur)
- It has no objects of particular interest, but this constellation is home to a number of Open Cluster and Globular Cluster.
- No Messier Objects in Lupus.
Features of Interest
- NGC 5822Â – Â this is large Open Cluster as it would look through binoculars or a small telescope (Magnitude: +10.3); similar apparent size to the Full Moon.
- IC 4406 Â – Â Planetary Nebula, it has dust clouds and has the shape of a torus; despite this, it looks somewhat rectangular because it is seen from its side as viewed fromÂ Earth, almost in the planeÂ of its equator.
- Men (Alpha Lupi)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Lupus, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Lupus
- List of stars in Lupus.
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