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north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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11 Sagittae

Altitude: 4.1°   Azimuth: 68.0°   Direction: East-North-East

11 Sagittae is a giant star in the constellation of Sagitta.

11 Sagittae visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, 11 Sagittae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 11 Sagittae:


11 Sagittae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.1°
Azimuth: 68.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Sagittae

11 Sagittae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Sagittae are provided in the following table:

19h 57m 45s
+16° 47’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Sagittae in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Sagittae star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Sagittae.

Visibility of 11 Sagittae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 11 Sagittae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.2°
Max altitude: 55.3°
Azimuth: 286.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Sagittae

The image below is a photograph of 11 Sagittae from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 11 Sagittae is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Sagittae star
DSS2 image of 11 Sagittae. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Sagittae during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 11 Sagittae from the Sun and relative movement

11 Sagittae is distant 404.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

124.07 pc
404.47 ly
-26 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Sagittae

11 Sagittae belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Sagittae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Sagittae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 11 Sagittae

11 Sagittae