27 Scorpii is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
27 Scorpii visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 27 Scorpii should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 27 Scorpii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Scorpii
27 Scorpii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 27 Scorpii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Scorpii in the sky:
Visibility of 27 Scorpii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Scorpii
The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Scorpii is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 27 Scorpii from the Sun and relative movement
27 Scorpii is distant 724.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 76 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 27 Scorpii
27 Scorpii belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.