Albaldah - π Sagittarii (pi Sagittarii)
Albaldah, also designated as π Sagittarii (pi Sagittarii), is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Albaldah visual magnitude is 2.89. Thanks to its high brightness, Albaldah is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Albaldah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Albaldah
Albaldah 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 Albaldah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Albaldah in the sky:
Visibility of Albaldah from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Albaldah - π Sagittarii (pi Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Albaldah
The image below is a photograph of Albaldah 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 Albaldah is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Albaldah from the Sun and relative movement
Albaldah is distant 439.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Albaldah
Albaldah belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Albaldah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.