59 Sagittarii is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
59 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.52. Because of its moderate brightness, 59 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 59 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Sagittarii
59 Sagittarii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 59 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of 59 Sagittarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Sagittarii is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 59 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
59 Sagittarii is distant 1,207.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 59 Sagittarii
59 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.