Antares (Star)

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From San Diego , Antares is visible between 21:39 and 04:45. It will become accessible at around 21:39, when it rises to an altitude of 12° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:12, 30° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 04:45 when it sinks below 12° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Antares
Object type Star
Other names
Antares
α-Sco
Alpha Scorpii
21-Sco
21 Scorpii
HR 6134[1]
HD 148478
HIP 80763[5]
TYC 6803-2158-1[4]
Position
Right ascension:16h29m24s [3]
Declination:-26°25'55" [3]
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:
Variable
1.07 (V) [3]
3.49 (BT) [2]
1.29 (VT) [2]
Distance:169.8 parsec
553.5 lightyrs [5]
B-V Color (mag):1.84
Proper motion (speed):26.3 mas/yr[5]
Proper motion (pos ang):207.5°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.08
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

Events
26 Apr 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
23 May 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
20 Jun 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
17 Jul 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
13 Aug 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
10 Sep 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
07 Oct 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
03 Nov 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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