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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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ν Serpentis (nu Serpentis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:49 | Tran: 22:41 | Set: 3:36
Alt: -50.45°   Az: 343.68°   Direction: North-North-West

ν Serpentis is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Serpens.

ν Serpentis visual magnitude is 4.33. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Serpentis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

ν Serpentis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of ν Serpentis (nu Serpentis) star
DSS2 image of ν Serpentis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Serpentis during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 22m 12s
-12° 52’ 11”
11h 17m 41s
04h 39m 53s


17h 20m 49s
-12° 50’ 48”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

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

46.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ν Serpentis is distant 193.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

59.31 pc
193.36 ly
5 km/s
0.042 arcsec/y
0.004 "/y

Alternative Designations

ν Serpentis
(nu Serpentis)
53 Serpentis

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.7°
Azimuth: 257.1°