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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Sagittarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
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):
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.
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.
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.