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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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52 Sagittarii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:08 | Tran: 0:45 | Set: 4:25
Alt: -63.09°   Az: 9.70°   Direction: North

52 Sagittarii is a variable and double star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

52 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, 52 Sagittarii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 52 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 52 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (11.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


19h 38m 11s
-24° 49’ 38”
12h 19m 17s
07h 57m 28s


19h 36m 42s
-24° 53’ 00”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 52 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Sagittarii.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

52 Sagittarii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 52 Sagittarii double sysyem:

2.7 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

52 Sagittarii is distant 189.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

-19 km/s
0.069 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

52 Sagittarii

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 52 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.2°