Lupus as depicted by Johannes Hevelius in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1687). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
|Lupus Constellation Profile
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 334 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 46
|On Meridian: 9pm June 20th
||Best View (North): Spring
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Libra, Hydra, Centaurus, Circinus, Norma, Scorpius
The Myth Behind the Constellation Lupus
Lupus, “The Wolf”, was called Therion by the ancient Greeks. It was an unspecified wild animal. Centaurus, the centaur has it impaled on a spear, ready to sacrifice the beast on the altar, Ara. The Babylonians new this constellation as a wolf.
Lupus Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Lupus
These are the stars in Lupus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.