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Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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52 Ophiuchi

Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:20 | Tran: 0:16 | Set: 4:17
Altitude: -52.0°   Azimuth: 308.9°   Direction: North-West

52 Ophiuchi is a variable star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

52 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its faintness, 52 Ophiuchi is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Ophiuchi

Finder chart 52 Ophiuchi star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Ophiuchi.

52 Ophiuchi is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 52 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:

17h 35m 18s
-22° 02’ 38”
Image of 52 Ophiuchi star
DSS2 image of 52 Ophiuchi. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Ophiuchi during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 52 Ophiuchi



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Ophiuchi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 52 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement

52 Ophiuchi is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
-12 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 52 Ophiuchi

52 Ophiuchi

Visibility of 52 Ophiuchi from your location

Today's 52 Ophiuchi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.0°
Max altitude: 16.5°
Azimuth: 248.0°