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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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9 Sagittae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:55 | Tran: 2:37 | Set: 10:15
Altitude: -2.4°   Azimuth: 304.5°   Direction: North-West

9 Sagittae is a variable supergiant star of spectral class O7 in the constellation of Sagitta.

9 Sagittae visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its faintness, 9 Sagittae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 9 Sagittae

Finder chart 9 Sagittae star
Simplified finder chart for 9 Sagittae.

9 Sagittae 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 9 Sagittae are provided in the following table:

19h 52m 21s
+18° 40’ 18”
Image of 9 Sagittae star
DSS2 image of 9 Sagittae. The red arrow shows the motion of 9 Sagittae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 9 Sagittae


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 9 Sagittae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 9 Sagittae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 9 Sagittae from the Sun and relative movement

9 Sagittae is distant 14,173.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

4,347.83 pc
14,173.91 ly
9 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 9 Sagittae


Visibility of 9 Sagittae from your location

Today's 9 Sagittae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.3°
Max altitude: 57.2°
Azimuth: 288.7°