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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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2 Scorpii

Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:55 | Tran: 21:28 | Set: 1:05
Altitude: 11.9°   Azimuth: 194.8°   Direction: South-South-West

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

2 Scorpii visual magnitude is 4.59. Because of its moderate brightness, 2 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.

2 Scorpii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of 2 Scorpii star
DSS2 image of 2 Scorpii. The red arrow shows the motion of 2 Scorpii during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

15h 55m 05s
-25° 23’ 54”

J2000 Coordinates

15h 53m 36s
-25° 19’ 37”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 2 Scorpii star
Simplified finder chart for 2 Scorpii.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 2 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 2 Scorpii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

2 Scorpii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 2 Scorpii double sysyem:

2.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

2 Scorpii is distant 433.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

132.98 pc
433.51 ly
-10 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/y
-0.025 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 2 Scorpii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.3°
Max altitude: 13.2°
Azimuth: 244.7°