Lesath - υ Scorpii (upsilon Scorpii)
Lesath, also designated as υ Scorpii (upsilon Scorpii), is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
Lesath visual magnitude is 2.69. Thanks to its high brightness, Lesath is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Lesath:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Lesath
Lesath 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 Lesath are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Lesath in the sky:
Visibility of Lesath from your location
Today's Lesath - υ Scorpii (upsilon 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 Lesath
The image below is a photograph of Lesath 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 Lesath is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Lesath from the Sun and relative movement
Lesath is distant 518.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Lesath
Lesath 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 Lesath is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.