Mu2 Scorpii

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Mu2 Scorpii
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 16h52m20.1s
Declination −38°01′03″
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.56
Distance 517 ± 70 ly
(158 ± 22 pc)
Spectral type B2IV
Other designations
HR 6252, HD 151985, CD−37°11037, HIP 82545, SAO 208116, GC 22691
For other star systems with this Bayer designation, see Mu Scorpii.

Mu2 Scorpii2 Sco, μ2 Scorpii) is a star in the constellation Scorpius.

μ2 Scorpii is a blue-white B-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +3.56. It is approximately 517 light years from Earth. This star has 7.0 times the radius of the Sun and its outer atmosphere has an effective temperature of 23,113 K.[1]

In Chinese astronomy, Mu2 Scorpii is called 神宮, Pinyin: Shéngōng, meaning Changing Room, because this star is marking itself and stand alone in Changing Room asterism, Tail mansion (see : Chinese constellation).[2] 神宮 (Shéngōng), westernized into Shing Kung, but the name Shing Kung was designated for the formation was applied to the stars of the tail (of Scorpio) by R.H. Allen and the meaning is "a Divine Temple."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Underhill, A. B. et al. (November 1979), "Effective temperatures, angular diameters, distances and linear radii for 160 O and B stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 189: 601–605, Bibcode:1979MNRAS.189..601U 
  2. ^ (Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 5 月 10 日
  3. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning: Scorpio