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54 Sagittarii

Altitude: 21.4°   Azimuth: 167.3°   Direction: South-South-East

54 Sagittarii is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

54 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 54 Sagittarii 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 54 Sagittarii:


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

Altitude: 21.4°
Azimuth: 167.3°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Sagittarii

54 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 54 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 40m 43s
-16° 17’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 54 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 54 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 54 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 54 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: 106.3°
Max altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 253.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Sagittarii is 0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 54 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 54 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 54 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 54 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

54 Sagittarii is distant 244.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 58 kilometers per second.

75.13 pc
244.93 ly
-58 km/s
0.071 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 54 Sagittarii

54 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 54 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 54 Sagittarii

54 Sagittarii