CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUPUS

Central and southern Lupus stretch across the center of the picture with some of Centaurus above. North is up and to the left. The bright star near center is Kakkab, Alpha Lupi. Beta Lupi falls to the left of it, then Delta is on a line down and to the left of Beta, with Gamma down and to the left of Delta. GG is the first star up and to the right of Delta. Zeta is down and a bit right of Kakkab. The bright star near the upper right corner is Zeta Centauri, with Eta Cen down and to the left of it to the left of upper center. Chi Lupi is off the picture to the left. Zeta Lupi is the brightest star down and a bit right of Kakkab, while Kappa is up and to the left of Zeta. Iota is up and to the right of the bright close pair above Kakkab. The two brighter stars down and to the right of Beta are Lambda (left) and Pi.

A number of open clusters hover at the right side of the picture, indicated by blue circles and their NGC numbers.

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See Lupus from Bode's Uranographia of 1801.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.