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Lupus
Constellation
Abbreviation Lup
Genitive Lupi
Pronunciation /ˈljuːpəs/, genitive /ˈljuːp/
Symbolism the Wolf
Right ascension 15.3
Declination −45
Quadrant SQ3
Area 334 sq. deg. (46th)
Main stars 9
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
41
Stars with planets 5
Stars brighter than 3.00m 3
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 1
Brightest star α Lup (Men) (2.30m)
Nearest star LHS 397
(19.35 ly, 5.93 pc)
Messier objects 0
Bordering
constellations
Norma
Scorpius
Circinus
Centaurus
Libra
Hydra (corner)
Visible at latitudes between +35° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of June.

Lupus is a constellation in the southern sky.

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