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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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59 Sagittarii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 0:03 | Tran: 3:25 | Set: 6:43
Altitude: -51.3°   Azimuth: 293.3°   Direction: West-North-West

59 Sagittarii is a bright giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

59 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.52. Because of its moderate brightness, 59 Sagittarii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Sagittarii

Finder chart 59 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Sagittarii.

59 Sagittarii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 59 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 56m 56s
-27° 10’ 12”
Image of 59 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 59 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 59 Sagittarii

Bright giant

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

370.37 pc
1,207.41 ly
-16 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 59 Sagittarii

59 Sagittarii

Visibility of 59 Sagittarii from your location

Today's 59 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.2°
Max altitude: 11.4°
Azimuth: 242.8°