52 Sagittarii is a variable and double star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
52 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, 52 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 52 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Sagittarii
52 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 52 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of 52 Sagittarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 52 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of 52 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 52 Sagittarii is 0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 52 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of 52 Sagittarii
52 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class B9
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
52 Sagittarii 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: