We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

55 Sagittarii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:33 | Tran: 3:11 | Set: 7:44
Altitude: -49.9°   Azimuth: 37.0°   Direction: North-East

55 Sagittarii is a giant star of spectral class F1 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

55 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.06. Because of its faintness, 55 Sagittarii is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 55 Sagittarii

Finder chart 55 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 55 Sagittarii.

55 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 55 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 42m 31s
-16° 07’ 26”
Image of 55 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 55 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 55 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 55 Sagittarii


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 55 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 55 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 55 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

55 Sagittarii is distant 174.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

53.56 pc
174.61 ly
-27 km/s
0.068 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 55 Sagittarii

55 Sagittarii

Visibility of 55 Sagittarii from your location

Today's 55 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.1°
Max altitude: 22.4°
Azimuth: 253.9°