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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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57 Sagittarii

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:41 | Tran: 3:01 | Set: 7:16
Altitude: 15.2°   Azimuth: 207.8°   Direction: South-South-West

57 Sagittarii is a giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

57 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its faintness, 57 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 57 Sagittarii

Finder chart 57 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 57 Sagittarii.

57 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 57 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 52m 12s
-19° 02’ 42”
Image of 57 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 57 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 57 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 57 Sagittarii


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 57 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 57 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 57 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

57 Sagittarii is distant 311.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

95.60 pc
311.66 ly
-26 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 57 Sagittarii

57 Sagittarii

Visibility of 57 Sagittarii from your location

Today's 57 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.0°
Max altitude: 19.5°
Azimuth: 251.0°