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33 Sextantis

Altitude: 14.2°   Azimuth: 248.4°   Direction: West-South-West

33 Sextantis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sextans.

33 Sextantis visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, 33 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 33 Sextantis:


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

Altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 248.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 33 Sextantis

33 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 33 Sextantis are provided in the following table:

10h 41m 24s
-01° 44’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 33 Sextantis in the sky:

Finder chart 33 Sextantis star
Simplified finder chart for 33 Sextantis.

Visibility of 33 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 33 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: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.8°
Azimuth: 268.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 33 Sextantis

The image below is a photograph of 33 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 33 Sextantis is -0.137 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.121 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 33 Sextantis star
DSS2 image of 33 Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of 33 Sextantis during the next 1000 years (-2.28 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.02 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 33 Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

33 Sextantis is distant 112.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

34.39 pc
112.10 ly
43 km/s
-0.137 arcsec/year
-0.121 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 33 Sextantis

33 Sextantis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 33 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 33 Sextantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 33 Sextantis

33 Sextantis