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14 Sextantis

Altitude: 43.9°   Azimuth: 187.4°   Direction: South

14 Sextantis is a giant star in the constellation of Sextans.

14 Sextantis visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Sextantis 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 Sextantis:


14 Sextantis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.9°
Azimuth: 187.4°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Sextantis

14 Sextantis 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 Sextantis are provided in the following table:

10h 06m 47s
+05° 36’ 41”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Sextantis 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 Sextantis 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: 84.4°
Max altitude: 44.1°
Azimuth: 275.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Sextantis

The image below is a photograph of 14 Sextantis 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 Sextantis is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Sextantis star
DSS2 image of 14 Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Sextantis during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Sextantis is distant 345.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

105.93 pc
345.34 ly
17 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Sextantis

14 Sextantis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 14 Sextantis

14 Sextantis