61 Sagittarii is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
61 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.02. Because of its reltive faintness, 61 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 61 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 61 Sagittarii
61 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 61 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 61 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of 61 Sagittarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 61 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 61 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of 61 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 61 Sagittarii is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.101 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 61 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
61 Sagittarii is distant 291.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 61 Sagittarii
61 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.