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north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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43 Sagittarii

Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 122.9°   Direction: East-South-East

43 Sagittarii is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

43 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, 43 Sagittarii should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 43 Sagittarii:

Bright giant

43 Sagittarii is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 122.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Sagittarii

43 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 43 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 17m 38s
-18° 57’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 43 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 43 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 43 Sagittarii 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 43 Sagittarii 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: 109.0°
Max altitude: 19.6°
Azimuth: 251.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 43 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 43 Sagittarii is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 43 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 43 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 43 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 43 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

43 Sagittarii is distant 535.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

164.20 pc
535.30 ly
15 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 43 Sagittarii

43 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 43 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 43 Sagittarii

43 Sagittarii