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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Fang - π Scorpii (pi Scorpii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:41 | Tran: 21:07 | Set: 0:34
Alt: -33.89°   Az: 269.45°   Direction: West

Fang, also designated as π Scorpii (pi Scorpii), is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B1 in the constellation of Scorpius.

Fang visual magnitude is 2.89. Because of its brightness, Fang is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

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

Image of Fang - π Scorpii (pi Scorpii) star
DSS2 image of Fang. The red arrow shows the motion of Fang during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


16h 00m 20s
-26° 10’ 57”
07h 29m 19s
23h 29m 39s


15h 58m 51s
-26° 06’ 51”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Fang - π Scorpii (pi Scorpii) star
Simplified finder chart for Fang - π Scorpii (pi Scorpii).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

Fang is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Fang double sysyem:

0 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Fang is distant 459.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

140.85 pc
459.15 ly
-3 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/y
-0.026 "/y

Alternative Designations

π Scorpii
(pi Scorpii)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.8°