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Iota Lupi

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationIota Lupi
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5354
Right Ascension14h 19m 24s
Declination-46° 3' 29"
Distance350 light years
107 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.54
Absolute: -1.61
Spectral ClassB2.5IV blue subgiant
Optimum VisibilityMay (Usually visible from southern latitudes)

Iota Lupi lies in the far west of Lupus, very close to its border with Centaurus. Visible in this image to the southeast of the star is the long narrow shape of the edge-on spiral galaxy IC 4402. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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