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Lupus


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A constellation of the southern sky, representing a wolf. Its brightest star is Alpha Lupi, of magnitude 2.3. The constellation contains a variety of double stars, notably Epsilon, Eta, Kappa, Mu, Xi, and Pi Lupi; NGC 5822 is a 6th-magnitude open cluster, and NGC 5000 a 7th-magnitude globular cluster.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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