ζ1 Scorpii (zeta1 Scorpii)
ζ1 Scorpii is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
ζ1 Scorpii visual magnitude is 4.73. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ1 Scorpii 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 ζ1 Scorpii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ1 Scorpii
ζ1 Scorpii 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 ζ1 Scorpii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ1 Scorpii in the sky:
Visibility of ζ1 Scorpii from your location
ζ1 Scorpii (zeta1 Scorpii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ1 Scorpii
The image below is a photograph of ζ1 Scorpii 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 ζ1 Scorpii is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ζ1 Scorpii from the Sun and relative movement
ζ1 Scorpii is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ζ1 Scorpii
ζ1 Scorpii belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ1 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.