Sargas - θ Scorpii (theta Scorpii)
Sargas, also designated as θ Scorpii (theta Scorpii), is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
Sargas visual magnitude is 1.87, making it the 39th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Sargas 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 Sargas:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Sargas
Sargas 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 Sargas are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Sargas in the sky:
Visibility of Sargas from your location
Sargas - θ Scorpii (theta Scorpii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of Sargas
The image below is a photograph of Sargas 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 Sargas is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Sargas from the Sun and relative movement
Sargas is distant 271.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Sargas
Sargas belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Sargas is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.