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Kappa1 Lupi

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationKappa1 Lupi
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5646
Right Ascension15h 11m 56s
Declination-48° 44' 16"
Distance177 light years
54 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.9
Absolute: +0.1
Spectral ClassB9.5Vne blue main sequence star
Optimum VisibilityMay (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesKappa1 Lupi is a hot blue main sequence star whose rapid rotation has resulted in a disc of matter extending out from its equator. It forms an optical pair with Kappa2 Lupi, another blue star that lies less than an arcminute from Kappa1 as seen from Earth (though in reality the two stars are about five light years distant from one another).

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