Lupus: The WolfPronunciation: LOOP-us
|Lupus Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Lup||Genitive: Lupi|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Spring||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Libra, Hydra, Centaurus, Circinus, Norma, Scorpius|
The Myth Behind the Constellation LupusLupus, “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 InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in LupusThese are the stars in Lupus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Alpha Lupi||Alpha Lupi||2.30||Blue-White||7,832 suns||548 ly|
|Beta Lupi||Beta Lupi||2.68||Blue-White||6,895 suns||523 ly|
|Gamma Lupi||Gamma Lupi||2.80||Blue-White||5,000 suns||420 ly|