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Lupus

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Abbreviation Lup
Genitive Lupi
Symbology the Wolf
Right ascension 15 h
Declination −43°
Area 334 sq. deg.
Ranked 46th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
3
Brightest star α Lupi
(App. magnitude 2.3)
Meteor showers
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +35° and −90°
Best visible during the month of June

Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. It is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 in Ptolemy's Almagest. It is between Centaurus and Scorpius. The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Wolf or Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... Categories: Planetology | Astronomy stubs ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination -50 to -60 degrees) constellations. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... Latin is the language that was originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Binomial name Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 The Wolf or Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the Canidae family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Claudius Ptolemaeus, given contemporary German styling, in a 16th century engraved book frontispiece Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαίος; c. ... Almagest is Latin form of the Arabic name (al-kitabu-l-mijisti, i. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ...


Notable features

Lupus has no extremely bright stars, but has around thirty stars of second and third magnitude and 70 of greater than sixth, including a number of binary or multiple stars. The stars which make up the constellation figure have no names, the brightest is α Lupi, a blue giant. The Pleiades star cluster A star is any massive gaseous body in outer space just like the Sun. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... Binary star A binary star system consists of two stars both orbiting around their barycenter. ... In astronomy, a blue giant is a very hot, very massive (at least 18 times the mass of the sun) blue star of spectral type O or B. In the standard Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, blue giants are found on the upper left corner, thanks to their high luminosity and early...


Notable deep sky objects

Towards the north of the constellation are globular clusters NGC 5824 and NGC 5986, and close by the dark nebula B 228. Two open clusters are to the south of the constellation, NGC 5822 and NGC 5749. On the western border are two spiral galaxies and the Wolf-Rayet planetary nebula IC 4406, containing some of the hottest stars in existence. Another planetary nebula, NGC 5882, is towards the centre of the constellation. A globular cluster is a spherical bundle of stars (star cluster) that orbits a galaxy as a satellite. ... The Triangulum Emission Nebula NGC 604 lies in a spiral arm of Galaxy M33, 2. ... The Pleiades, one of the most famous open clusters An open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were born at the same time from a giant molecular cloud, and are still gravitationally bound to each other. ... A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by the following physical properties: Spiral Galaxy M74 presents a face-on view of its spiral arms. ... Wolf-Rayet stars are evolved, hot, massive stars, that exhibit high mass-loss caused by strong stellar winds. ... NGC 6543, the Cats Eye Nebula A planetary nebula is an astronomical object consisting of a glowing shell of gas formed by certain types of stars at the end of their lives. ...


Mythology and History

The constellation has no clear mythology, but is sometimes associated with the tale of King Lycaon. Although known from ancient times no particular animal was associated with it until the Latin translation of Ptolemy's work identified it with the wolf. It was not separated from Centaurus until Hipparchus of Bithynia named it Therion (meaning beast) in the 200s BC. Prior to its separation it was considered an asterism of Centaurus, and was considered to have been an arbitrary animal, killed, or about to be killed, on behalf of, or for, Centaurus. As such, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Virgo (specifically, Sagitta, and Centaurus) it may have formed the basis of the tale of the Erymanthian Boar, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. See African Hunting Dog for Lycaon pictus. ... For the Athenian tyrant, see Hipparchus (son of Pisistratus). ... Bithynia was an ancient province in the northwest of Asia Minor, adjoining the Propontis, the Thracian Bosporus and the Black Sea (Euxine). ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC - 200s BC - 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC Years: 209 BC 208 BC 207 BC 206 BC 205 BC 204 BC 203 BC 202 BC... For other meanings of asterism, see asterism. ... This article is about the astrological concept. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Hercules Carrying the Boar by Giambologna In Greek mythology, the Erymanthian Boar is remembered in connection with The Twelve Labours, in which Heracles, the (reconciled) enemy of Hera, visited in turn all the other sites of the Goddess throughout the world, to conquer every conceivable monster of nature and rededicate... The Twelve Labours of Herakles (Hercules) are a series of stories connected by a continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Herakles. ... For the son of Alexander the Great, see Heracles (Macedon). ...



Constellations listed by Ptolemy Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Claudius Ptolemaeus, given contemporary German styling, in a 16th century engraved book frontispiece Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαίος; c. ...

Andromeda | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Argo Navis | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Cancer | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Cygnus | Delphinus | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Gemini | Hercules | Hydra | Leo | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lyra | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pegasus | Perseus | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Serpens | Taurus | Triangulum | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Virgo


Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in greek mythology. ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... ARA may stand for: Armada Republica Argentina, the navy of Argentina. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... For the rocket, see Aries (rocket) Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Categories: Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Auriga constellation ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after a character in Greek mythology, and is considered to representing a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea Monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Cygnus (Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus (disambiguation). ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... References Burnham, Robert (1978). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ... Named after the Roman name (Hercules) of the Greek mythological hero Herakles, Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Lepus constellation ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... The constellation Lyra (Latin for Lyre) already formed part of Ptolemys list of 48 constellations and is also one of the 88 modern constellations approved by the IAU. Lyra is not very big but still easy to find because its principal star, Vega, is also a vertex of Summer... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Pisces (♓, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations | Piscis Austrinus constellation ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bearin Latin. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ...

Constellations changed by the monk Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763 Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (March 15, 1713 – March 21, 1762) was a French astronomer. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Argo Navis | split into | Carina | Puppis | Vela
Telescopium | created from parts of | Sagittarius | Scorpio | Ophiuchus | Corona Australis
Ophiuchus | split into | Ophiuchus | Serpens
Eridanus | split into | Eridanus | Fornax
Ara | created from parts of | Centaurus | Lupus


The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Carina ( Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Puppis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Vela constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Telescopium - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Constellations listed by Ptolemy | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... ARA may stand for: Armada Republica Argentina, the navy of Argentina. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ...

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

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Basically LUPIS is a microcomputer-based spatial decision support system developed to assist in implementing the SIRO-PLAN and SIRO-MED approaches to spatial resource allocation by facilitating the ranking of competing candidate land uses or management regimes on each of the resource inventoried areas, which jointly comprise a region of study.
LUPIS has been developed in an environment of practical application, with on-going developments coming invariably as a direct result of involvement in or knowledge of exercises in which it has been used.
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Giovanni Luppis or Lupis was born in Fiume in 1813, from a local aristocratic family with Ragusan and Apulian roots.
Lupis attended a gymnasium in Fiume/Rijeka and the Austrian Navy's academy: the "Collegio di marina" of Venice.
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