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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19

26 Sagittarii

26 Sagittarii is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

26 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Sagittarii:

26 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Sagittarii

26 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 26 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

18h 41m 51s
-23° 49’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 26 Sagittarii from your location

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

Today's 26 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.8°
Max altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 246.2°
26 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Sagittarii is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 26 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

26 Sagittarii is distant 207.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

63.65 pc
207.51 ly
2 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Sagittarii

26 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A 26 Sagittarii is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 26 Sagittarii

26 Sagittarii