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36 Sextantis

Altitude: 39.1°   Azimuth: 201.1°   Direction: South-South-West

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

36 Sextantis visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Sextantis:


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

Altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 201.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Sextantis

36 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 36 Sextantis are provided in the following table:

10h 45m 09s
+02° 29’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Sextantis in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Sextantis star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Sextantis.

Visibility of 36 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 36 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: 87.5°
Max altitude: 41.0°
Azimuth: 272.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Sextantis

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Sextantis is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Sextantis star
DSS2 image of 36 Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Sextantis during the next 10000 years (-8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

36 Sextantis is distant 639.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

196.08 pc
639.22 ly
11 km/s
-0.051 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Sextantis

36 Sextantis belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Sextantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Sextantis

36 Sextantis