13 Scorpii is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.
13 Scorpii visual magnitude is 4.59. Because of its moderate brightness, 13 Scorpii should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 13 Scorpii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Scorpii in the sky:
Visibility of 13 Scorpii from your location
Today's 13 Scorpii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 13 Scorpii
The image below is a photograph of 13 Scorpii from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 13 Scorpii is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 13 Scorpii
13 Scorpii belongs to spectral class B2 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.