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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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6 Sagittarii

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:58 | Tran: 23:25 | Set: 3:56
Alt: 17.79°   Az: 154.24°   Direction: South-South-East

6 Sagittarii is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

6 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its faintness, 6 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.

6 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.

Image of 6 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 6 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Sagittarii during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 02m 48s
-17° 09’ 20”
22h 17m 19s
16h 20m 08s


18h 01m 23s
-17° 09’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 6 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Sagittarii.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Sagittarii is distant 1,852.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

568.18 pc
1,852.27 ly
-22 km/s
0.003 arcsec/y
-0.005 "/y

Alternative Designations

6 Sagittarii

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 6 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.4°
Azimuth: 252.8°