Iklil - ρ Scorpii (rho Scorpii)
Iklil, also designated as ρ Scorpii (rho Scorpii), is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
Iklil visual magnitude is 3.88. Because of its moderate brightness, Iklil should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Iklil:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Iklil
Iklil is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Iklil are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Iklil in the sky:
Visibility of Iklil from your location
Today's Iklil - ρ Scorpii (rho Scorpii) 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 Iklil
The image below is a photograph of Iklil 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 Iklil is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Iklil from the Sun and relative movement
Iklil is distant 409.03 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of Iklil
Iklil belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Iklil is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Iklil star system properties
Iklil 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 Iklil double sysyem: