Antares (Star)

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From Seattle , Antares is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 15° above the horizon. It will become visible around 21:28 (PDT) as the dusk sky fades, 15° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 59 minutes after the Sun at 00:35.

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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:169.8 parsec
553.5 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):26.3 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):207.5°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.08
Visibility from Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

Events
24 Aug 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
21 Sep 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
18 Oct 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
08 Jan 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
04 Feb 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
03 Mar 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
30 Mar 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
26 Apr 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares

Seattle

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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