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Phi1 Lupi

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPhi1 Lupi
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)5705
Right Ascension15h 21m 48s
Declination-36° 15' 41"
Distance275 light years
84 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.6
Absolute: -1.1
Spectral ClassK4III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityMay / June

The blue star to the south and slightly to the east of orange Phi1 Lupi is Phi2 Lupi. Other than the fact that they lie on a line of sight from Earth, these two stars are unrelated, and blue Phi2 is actually almost twice as far from the Solar System as orange Phi1. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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