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Lupus (Wolf)

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Towards the north of the constellation are globular clusters NGC 5824 and NGC 5986, and close by the dark nebula B 228.

In Greek Mythology, Lupus is often found in association with the sun god and another mythical being called the Bison-man, which is supposedly related to the Greek constellation of Centaurus.

Neighbouring Constellations

Scorpius (Scorpion)

Centaurus (Centaur)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Libra (Balance)

Picture of Lupus