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14 Sagittarii

Altitude: -33.5°   Azimuth: 276.8°   Direction: West

14 Sagittarii is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

14 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.44. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Sagittarii 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 14 Sagittarii:


14 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.5°
Azimuth: 276.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Sagittarii

14 Sagittarii 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 14 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

18h 14m 15s
-21° 42’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 14 Sagittarii 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 14 Sagittarii 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: 111.7°
Max altitude: 16.8°
Azimuth: 248.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 14 Sagittarii 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 14 Sagittarii is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 14 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

14 Sagittarii is distant 505.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 59 kilometers per second.

155.04 pc
505.43 ly
-59 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Sagittarii

14 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Sagittarii

14 Sagittarii