Antares (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Antares is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 9° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Antares
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Sco
21-Sco
HR 6134
HD 148478
HIP 80763
TYC 6803-2158-1
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:
Variable
1.07 (V)[2]
3.49 (BT)[1]
1.29 (VT)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.84
Right Ascension:16h29m24s [2]
Declination:-26°25'55" [2]
Distance:84.7 parsec
276.3 lightyears [2]
Proper motion (speed):27.2 mas/yr [2]
Proper motion (pos ang):208.5°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.57

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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