Lupus

IAU Code: Lup

NASA Code: Lupi

Genitive Name: Lupi /ˈljuːpaɪ

Origin: ancient (Ptolemy)

Meaning: wolf

Brightest Star: α Lupi

Constellation Meaning Brightest Star
Andromeda Andromeda (The chained maiden or princess) Alpheratz
Antlia air pump α Antliae
Apus Bird-of-paradise/Exotic Bird/Extraordinary Bird α Apodis
Aquarius water-bearer Sadalsuud
Aquila eagle Altair
Ara altar β Arae
Aries ram Hamal
Auriga charioteer Capella
Bootes herdsman Arcturus
Caelum chisel or engraving tool α Caeli
Camelopardalis giraffe β Camelopardalis
Cancer crab Tarf
Canes Venatici hunting dogs Cor Caroli
Canis Major greater dog Sirius
Canis Minor lesser dog Procyon
Capricornus sea goat Deneb Algedi
Carina keel Canopus
Cassiopeia Cassiopeia (mythological character) Schedar
Centaurus centaur Rigil Kentaurus
Cepheus Cepheus (mythological character) Alderamin
Cetus sea monster (later interpreted as a whale) Diphda
Chamaeleon chameleon α Chamaeleontis
Circinus compasses α Circini
Columba dove Phact
Coma Berenices Berenice's hair β Comae Berenices
Corona Australis southern crown Meridiana
Corona Borealis northern crown Alphecca
Corvus crow Gienah
Crater cup δ Crateris
Crux southern cross Acrux
Cygnus swan or Northern Cross Deneb
Delphinus dolphin Rotanev
Dorado dolphinfish α Doradus
Draco dragon Eltanin
Equuleus pony Kitalpha
Eridanus river Eridanus (mythology) Achernar
Fornax chemical furnace Dalim
Gemini twins Pollux
Grus crane Alnair
Hercules Hercules (mythological character) Kornephoros
Horologium pendulum clock α Horologii
Hydra Hydra (mythological creature) Alphard
Hydrus lesser water snake β Hydri
Indus Indian (of unspecified type) α Indi
Lacerta lizard α Lacertae
Leo lion Regulus
Leo Minor lesser lion Praecipua
Lepus hare Arneb
Libra balance Zubeneschamali
Lupus wolf α Lupi
Lynx lynx α Lyncis
Lyra lyre / harp Vega
Mensa Table Mountain (South Africa) α Mensae
Microscopium microscope γ Microscopii
Monoceros unicorn β Monocerotis
Musca fly α Muscae
Norma carpenter's level γ2 Normae
Octans octant (instrument) ν Octantis
Ophiuchus serpent-bearer Rasalhague
Orion Orion (mythological character) Rigel
Pavo peacock Peacock
Pegasus Pegasus (mythological winged horse) Enif
Perseus Perseus (mythological character) Mirfak
Phoenix phoenix Ankaa
Pictor easel α Pictoris
Pisces fishes Alpherg
Piscis Austrinus southern fish Fomalhaut
Puppis poop deck Naos
Pyxis mariner's compass α Pyxidis
Reticulum eyepiece graticule α Reticuli
Sagitta arrow γ Sagittae
Sagittarius archer Kaus Australis
Scorpius scorpion Antares
Sculptor sculptor α Sculptoris
Scutum shield (of Sobieski) α Scuti
Serpens snake Unukalhai
Sextans sextant α Sextantis
Taurus bull Aldebaran
Telescopium telescope α Telescopii
Triangulum triangle β Trianguli
Triangulum Australe southern triangle Atria
Tucana toucan α Tucanae
Ursa Major great bear Alioth
Ursa Minor lesser bear Polaris
Vela sails γ2 Velorum
Virgo virgin or maiden Spica
Volans flying fish β Volantis
Vulpecula fox Anser

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