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Beta Lupi

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationBeta Lupi
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5571
Right Ascension14h 58m 32s
Declination-43° 8' 2"
Distance383 light years
117 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.7
Absolute: -2.7
Spectral ClassB2III blue giant
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesBeta Lupi is a highly luminous young star, probably less than twenty million years old. It rotates rapidly on its axis, and is a pulsating variable of the Beta Cephei type, swelling and contracting so that its brightness changes over a period of less than six hours.

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