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Lupus

Quick Facts

Name:Lupus
LEW-puss
Meaning:Wolf
Abbreviation:Lup
Genitive:Lupi
Visible in Latitudes:35° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:June, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:May 2
Right Ascension:15.40 hours
Declination:-43.0 degrees
Area:333.683 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Lupus

About Lupus

Lupis, the Wolf, was known to the Greeks as a wild animal, which the Centaur is carrying on his spear as a sacrifice the the gods. The Arabs knew Lupis as Al Asadah, the Lioness, but to the people of the Euphrates valley it was known as Zibu, the Beast, and Urbat, the Beast of Death, or the Star of the Dead Feathers.

Neighboring Constellations

CentaurusNorma
CircinusScorpius
Libra
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