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6 Sagittarii

Altitude: -22.1°   Azimuth: 90.1°   Direction: East

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

6 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, 6 Sagittarii should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 6 Sagittarii:


6 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -22.1°
Azimuth: 90.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Sagittarii

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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 6 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

18h 01m 23s
-17° 09’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Sagittarii in the sky:

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

Visibility of 6 Sagittarii from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of 6 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 6 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 6 Sagittarii is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of 6 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

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/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 6 Sagittarii

6 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

Alternative designations of 6 Sagittarii

6 Sagittarii