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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

63 Sagittarii

63 Sagittarii is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

63 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, 63 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 63 Sagittarii:

63 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Sagittarii

63 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 63 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

20h 01m 58s
-13° 38’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart 63 Sagittarii star
Simplified finder chart for 63 Sagittarii.

Visibility of 63 Sagittarii from your location

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

Today's 63 Sagittarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.6°
Max altitude: 24.9°
Azimuth: 256.4°
63 Sagittarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 63 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of 63 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 63 Sagittarii is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 63 Sagittarii star
DSS2 image of 63 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 63 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 63 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

63 Sagittarii is distant 309.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

94.88 pc
309.30 ly
-42 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 63 Sagittarii

63 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 63 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 63 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 63 Sagittarii

63 Sagittarii