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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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18 Sagittae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:38 | Tran: 1:39 | Set: 9:37
Alt: -7.22°   Az: 319.20°   Direction: North-West

18 Sagittae is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Sagitta.

18 Sagittae visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its faintness, 18 Sagittae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

18 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.

Image of 18 Sagittae star
DSS2 image of 18 Sagittae. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Sagittae during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


20h 17m 24s
+21° 40’ 31”
09h 03m 04s
05h 20m 28s


20h 16m 19s
+21° 35’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 18 Sagittae star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Sagittae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Sagittae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Sagittae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

18 Sagittae is distant 297.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

91.32 pc
297.72 ly
-4 km/s
0.001 arcsec/y
-0.024 "/y

Alternative Designations

18 Sagittae

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 18 Sagittae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.3°
Max altitude: 60.2°
Azimuth: 291.7°