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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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13 Scorpii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:57 | Tran: 23:09 | Set: 2:25
Altitude: -19.4°   Azimuth: 110.8°   Direction: East-South-East

13 Scorpii is a main-sequence star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Scorpius.

13 Scorpii visual magnitude is 4.59. Because of its moderate brightness, 13 Scorpii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Scorpii

Finder chart 13 Scorpii star
Simplified finder chart for 13 Scorpii.

13 Scorpii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 13 Scorpii are provided in the following table:

16h 12m 18s
-27° 55’ 35”
Image of 13 Scorpii star
DSS2 image of 13 Scorpii. The red arrow shows the motion of 13 Scorpii during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 13 Scorpii


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 13 Scorpii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 13 Scorpii from the Sun and relative movement

13 Scorpii is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
10 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 13 Scorpii


Visibility of 13 Scorpii from your location

Today's 13 Scorpii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.9°
Max altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 242.1°