Lupus (constellation)

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Lupus is a constellation located in the deep Southern Sky.wikipedia
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Norma (constellation)

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The other five are Scorpius (the scorpion), Norma (the right angle), Circinus (the compass), Libra (the balance scale), and Centaurus (the centaur). To the south are two open clusters, NGC 5822 and NGC 5749, as well as globular cluster NGC 5927 on the eastern border with Norma.
Norma is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere between Ara and Lupus, one of twelve drawn up in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.

Alpha Lupi

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In his book Star Names and Their Meanings, R. H. Allen gave the names Yang Mun for Alpha Lupi, the brightest star in Lupus, and KeKwan for the blue giant Beta Lupi, both from Chinese.
Alpha Lupi (α Lupi, α Lup) is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Lupus.

IAU designated constellations

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Lupus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations, although it was previously an asterism associated with the neighboring constellation Centaurus.

Circinus

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The other five are Scorpius (the scorpion), Norma (the right angle), Circinus (the compass), Libra (the balance scale), and Centaurus (the centaur).
Bordered by Centaurus, Musca, Apus, Triangulum Australe, Norma and Lupus, Circinus lies adjacent to the Alpha and Beta Centauri stars.

Beta Lupi

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In his book Star Names and Their Meanings, R. H. Allen gave the names Yang Mun for Alpha Lupi, the brightest star in Lupus, and KeKwan for the blue giant Beta Lupi, both from Chinese.
Beta Lupi (β Lupi, β Lup), or Kekouan, is a star in the southern constellation of Lupus.

Centaurus

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The other five are Scorpius (the scorpion), Norma (the right angle), Circinus (the compass), Libra (the balance scale), and Centaurus (the centaur). Lupus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations, although it was previously an asterism associated with the neighboring constellation Centaurus.
Large as it is now, in earlier times it was even larger, as the constellation Lupus was treated as an asterism within Centaurus, portrayed in illustrations as an unspecified animal either in the centaur's grasp or impaled on its spear.

Scorpius–Centaurus Association

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Most of the brightest stars in Lupus are massive members of the nearest OB association, Scorpius–Centaurus.
Many of the bright stars in the constellations Scorpius, Lupus, Centaurus, and Crux are members of the Sco–Cen association, including Antares (the most massive member of Upper Scorpius), and most of the stars in the Southern Cross.

IAU designated constellations by area

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Covering 333.7 square degrees and 0.809% of the night sky, it ranks 46th of the 88 modern constellations.

NGC 5824

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Towards the north of the constellation are globular clusters NGC 5824 and NGC 5986, and close by the dark nebula B 228.
NGC 5824 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lupus, almost on its western border with Centaurus.

NGC 5986

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Towards the north of the constellation are globular clusters NGC 5824 and NGC 5986, and close by the dark nebula B 228.
NGC 5986 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lupus.

Hydra (constellation)

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Lupus is bordered by six different constellations, although one of them (Hydra) merely touches at the corner.

SN 1006

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The historic supernova SN 1006 is described by various sources as appearing on April 30 to May 1, 1006, in the constellation of Lupus.
Appearing between April 30 and May 1, 1006 AD in the constellation of Lupus, this "guest star" was described by observers across the modern day countries of China, Japan, Iraq, Egypt, and the continent of Europe, and possibly recorded in North American petroglyphs.

Scorpius

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The other five are Scorpius (the scorpion), Norma (the right angle), Circinus (the compass), Libra (the balance scale), and Centaurus (the centaur).

Uridimmu

Mad Dog (UR.IDIM)
The Greek constellation is probably based on the Babylonian figure known as the Mad Dog (UR.IDIM).
He became identified as MUL- or d UR.IDIM with the constellation known by the Greeks as Wolf (Lupus).

Beta Cephei variable

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It is a Beta Cephei variable, pulsating in brightness by 0.03 of a magnitude every 7 hours and 6 minutes.

Libra (constellation)

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The other five are Scorpius (the scorpion), Norma (the right angle), Circinus (the compass), Libra (the balance scale), and Centaurus (the centaur).

NGC 5927

To the south are two open clusters, NGC 5822 and NGC 5749, as well as globular cluster NGC 5927 on the eastern border with Norma.
NGC 5927 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lupus.

Lupus in Chinese astronomy

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According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Lupus is located within the eastern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Azure Dragon of the East (東方青龍, Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng).

IC 4406

Retina Nebula
On the western border are two spiral galaxies and the Wolf–Rayet planetary nebula IC 4406, containing some of the hottest stars in existence.
IC 4406 is a planetary nebula near the western border of the constellation Lupus, the Wolf.

NGC 5822

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To the south are two open clusters, NGC 5822 and NGC 5749, as well as globular cluster NGC 5927 on the eastern border with Norma.
NGC 5822 is an open cluster in the constellation Lupus.

NGC 5749

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To the south are two open clusters, NGC 5822 and NGC 5749, as well as globular cluster NGC 5927 on the eastern border with Norma.
NGC 5749 is an open cluster in the constellation Lupus.

Lambda Lupi

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It can be found by using Lambda Lupi and Mu Lupi as markers, and can only be seen under very dark skies.
Lambda Lupi, Latinized from λ Lupi, is a triple star system in the southern constellation of Lupus.

Mu Lupi

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It can be found by using Lambda Lupi and Mu Lupi as markers, and can only be seen under very dark skies.
Mu Lupi (μ Lup) is a system of three or four stars in the southern constellation of Lupus.

Lupus-TR-3b

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The transiting exoplanet Lupus-TR-3b lies in this constellation.
Lupus-TR-3b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star Lupus-TR-3 (a K-type main sequence star approximately 8,950 light-years away in the constellation Lupus).

Chinese star names

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It corresponds to constellations Centaurus, Circinus, Coma Berenices, Hydra, Lupus and Virgo.