The Wolf (lat. Lupus) is an inconspicuous constellation of the southern hemisphere. Only the stars α, β, and γ Lupi are brighter than the third magnitude. Kappa Lupi is abinary star.
How to spot Lupus
With an area of 344 square degrees, Lupus is best to be seen in the summer. It is located between the constellationsScorpius,Centaurus,NormaandCircinus.
In antiquity, the constellation was associated with the creature UR-IDIM, whose head and body were human, but the legs of a lion. Lupus belongs to the 48 constellations of antiquity, which were described byPtolemy. Due to theprecessional movementof the Earth, the constellation has moved further south.