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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:48 | Tran: 21:01 | Set: 1:18
Alt: -37.86°   Az: 72.70°   Direction: East-North-East

ν Scorpii is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

ν Scorpii visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its faintness, ν Scorpii is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of ν Scorpii (nu Scorpii) star
DSS2 image of ν Scorpii. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Scorpii during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 13m 24s
-19° 30’ 41”
15h 32m 24s
07h 45m 48s

J2000

16h 11m 58s
-19° 26’ 58”

Galactic Coordinates

354.61°
22.71°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.3
Main-sequence
ν Scorpii is also a Si chemically peculiar star.

B8V
8748K

Star System Properties

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

6.3
8.8
2.5
41.1 arcsec

Alternative Designations

ν Scorpii
(nu Scorpii)
SAO159763
SAO159763

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 250.5°