Antares

Observed:  Points: 1

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Current Info for Observer

as of 02/08/2023 6:08 a.m.

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General Info

TypeStar
ConstellationScorpius
Right ascension16h29'24.460''
Declination-26°25'55.210''
Magnitude1.060
Distance553.820ly
Catalog Designations HIP80763, HD148478
Mars' rival star

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The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

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Antares

Hardin 8" Deep Space Hunter
1 points

With Mars so close I couldn't resist looking at its rival, Antares. Beautiful, bright reddish gold.

Antares

Celestron Omni XLT 150
1 points

Flickered a lot, many colors

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