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62 Sagittarii

Altitude: -50.2°   Azimuth: 290.0°   Direction: West-North-West

62 Sagittarii is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

62 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.58. Because of its moderate brightness, 62 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 62 Sagittarii:


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

Altitude: -50.2°
Azimuth: 290.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Sagittarii

62 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 62 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

20h 02m 39s
-27° 42’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 62 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 62 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: 117.7°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 62 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 62 Sagittarii is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 62 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 62 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

62 Sagittarii is distant 447.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

137.36 pc
447.80 ly
10 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Sagittarii

62 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 62 Sagittarii

62 Sagittarii