Pipirima - μ2 Scorpii (mu2 Scorpii)
Pipirima, also designated as μ2 Scorpii (mu2 Scorpii), is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
Pipirima visual magnitude is 3.57. Because of its moderate brightness, Pipirima 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 Pipirima:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Pipirima
Pipirima is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Pipirima are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Pipirima in the sky:
Visibility of Pipirima from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Pipirima
The image below is a photograph of Pipirima 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 Pipirima is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Pipirima from the Sun and relative movement
Pipirima is distant 516.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Pipirima
Pipirima 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 Pipirima is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Pipirima star system properties
Pipirima is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Pipirima double sysyem: