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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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28 Sagittarii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:09 | Tran: 2:07 | Set: 6:01
Altitude: -54.3°   Azimuth: 314.4°   Direction: North-West

28 Sagittarii is a double giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

28 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its faintness, 28 Sagittarii 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 28 Sagittarii

Finder chart 28 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 28 Sagittarii.

28 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 28 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

18h 46m 20s
-22° 23’ 31”
12.28°
-8.94°
Sagittarius
Image of 28 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 28 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 28 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 28 Sagittarii

5.37
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.60
K4III
3594K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 28 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

28 Sagittarii star system properties

28 Sagittarii is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 28 Sagittarii double sysyem:

5.37
13.07
7.7
13.7 arcsec

Distance of 28 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

28 Sagittarii is distant 1,278.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

392.16 pc
1,278.43 ly
-3 km/s
0.031 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 28 Sagittarii

28 Sagittarii
SAO187255
SAO187255

Visibility of 28 Sagittarii from your location

Today's 28 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°