Rho Scorpii

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ρ Scorpii
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 15h 56m 53.1s
Declination −29° 12' 51"
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.87
Distance 409 ± 45 ly
(125 ± 14 pc)
Spectral type B2IV-V
Other designations
5 Scorpii, HR 5928, HD 142669, HIP 78104, ADS 9846, CCDM 15569-2913

Rho Scorpii (ρ Sco, ρ Scorpii) is a binary star in the constellation Scorpius. It is approximately 409 light years from Earth.

The primary component, Rho Scorpii A, is a blue-white B-type subgiant with an apparent magnitude of +3.87. Orbiting it with a separation of 38 arcseconds is the magnitude +12.8 Rho Scorpii B.