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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19

Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii)

Jabbah, also designated as ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

Jabbah visual magnitude is 4.01. Because of its moderate brightness, Jabbah 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 Jabbah:

Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Jabbah

Jabbah 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 Jabbah are provided in the following table:

16h 11m 59s
-19° 27’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Jabbah in the sky:

Finder chart Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) star
Simplified finder chart for Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii).

Visibility of Jabbah from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 250.5°
Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Jabbah

The image below is a photograph of Jabbah 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 Jabbah is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Jabbah - ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) star
DSS2 image of Jabbah. The red arrow shows the motion of Jabbah during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Jabbah from the Sun and relative movement

Jabbah is distant 436.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

133.87 pc
436.41 ly
2 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Jabbah

Jabbah belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Jabbah star system properties

Jabbah is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Jabbah double sysyem:

41.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of Jabbah

ν Scorpii
(nu Scorpii)