53 Ophiuchi is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
53 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 Ophiuchi 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 53 Ophiuchi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Ophiuchi
53 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 53 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Ophiuchi in the sky:
Visibility of 53 Ophiuchi from your location
Today's 53 Ophiuchi 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 53 Ophiuchi
The image below is a photograph of 53 Ophiuchi 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 53 Ophiuchi is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 53 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement
53 Ophiuchi is distant 341.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 53 Ophiuchi
53 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
53 Ophiuchi star system properties
53 Ophiuchi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 53 Ophiuchi double sysyem: