The Deep Photographic Guide to the
The constellation of the month
Mark the Deep Sky Objects
Latin: Lupus (Lup)
The southern constellation Lupus is a field with many stars close to
the plane of our milky way (see lines).
Prominent neighbors are
Scorpius (upper left) and
Centaurus (lower right).
The pattern of Lupus is not very conspicious and made of stars of about 3rd
to 4th magnitude. Brightest member is beta Lupi with 2.8 mag
(second one from lower right up, see lines).
| English:|| Wolf
|| Spanish:|| Lobo
| German:|| Wolf
|| French:|| Loup
Best observing time in mid of June is about 22:00 (10:00 pm) local time.
The declination of the constellation borders ranges from -55o to
There are several different kind of deep sky objects
in the shown field of view. The entire region of Scorpius, Lupus, and
Centaurus is filled with young hot stars, dust and molecular clouds.
Massive star formation takes place in this so called Sco-Cen-Lup region.
© all photographs taken by
Till Credner and