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60 Sagittarii

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

60 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, 60 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 60 Sagittarii:

4.83
Giant
60 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Sagittarii

60 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 60 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 58m 57s
-26° 11’ 44”
15.23°
-25.67°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 60 Sagittarii from your location

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

Today's 60 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.8°
60 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Sagittarii is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 60 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

60 Sagittarii is distant 340.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.

104.38 pc
340.29 ly
-49 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Sagittarii

60 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.26
G6III
4996K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 60 Sagittarii

60 Sagittarii
SAO188778
SAO188778