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60 Sagittarii

Altitude: -12.1°   Azimuth: 242.9°   Direction: West-South-West

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 skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about 60 Sagittarii


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

Altitude: -12.1°
Azimuth: 242.9°
Direction: West-South-West

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 hemisphere. 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”

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 edit_location_alt
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 edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.3°
Azimuth: 243.8°

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.


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