Rho Lupi

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Rho Lupi
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Lupus
Right ascension 14h 37m 53.22583s[1]
Declination −49° 25′ 32.9798″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.05[2]
Spectral type B3/4 V[3]
U−B color index −0.56[2]
B−V color index −0.15[2]
Radial velocity (Rv) 8.00±7.40[4] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: −28.26[1] mas/yr
Dec.: −28.82[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 10.32 ± 0.16[1] mas
Distance 316 ± 5 ly
(97 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) −0.88[5]
Mass 4.66[6] M
Radius 3.4[7] R
Luminosity 365[8] L
Temperature 15,947±542[6] K
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 166[6] km/s
Age 44[6] Myr
Other designations
ρ Lup, CD−48° 9198, FK5 3158, HD 128345, HIP 71536, HR 5453, SAO 225071.[9]
Database references

Rho Lupi, Latinized from ρ Lupi, is a solitary[10] star in the southern constellation of Lupus. It is visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.05.[2] Based upon an annual parallax shift of 10.32 mas as seen from Earth, it is located about 316 light years from the Sun. It is a member of the Upper Centaurus Lupus subgroup of the nearby Scorpius–Centaurus Association.[11]

This is a B-type main sequence star with a stellar classification of B3/4 V.[3] It is a microvariable with a period of 10.7 hours and an amplitude of 0.0046 in magnitude.[12] With an age of just 44[6] million years, the star is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 166 km/s.[6] This is giving the star an oblate shape with an equatorial bulge that is an estimated 6% larger than the polar radius.[13] It has an estimated 4.66[6] times the mass of the Sun and about 3.4[7] times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 365[8] times the solar luminosity from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 15,947&bsp;K.[6]


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  13. ^ Belle, G. T. (2012), "Interferometric observations of rapidly rotating stars", The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 20: 51, arXiv:1204.2572Freely accessible, Bibcode:2012A&ARv..20...51V, doi:10.1007/s00159-012-0051-2.