Iota2 Scorpii

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Iota2 Scorpii
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 17h 50m 11.1s
Declination −40° 05' 26"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.78
Distance 3700 ± 2700 ly
(1100 ± 800 pc)
Spectral type A6Ib
Other designations
HR 6631, HD 161912, HIP 87294, CCDM 17502-4005

Iota2 Scorpii is a white A-type supergiant with an apparent magnitude of +4.78. It is approximately 3700 light years from Earth. At a separation of 32.6 arcseconds from the supergiant is an 11th magnitude neighbour. If this is truly a companion, it lies at least 37 000 AU, or more than half a light year, from the primary.