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χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 Sagittarii)

Altitude: 13.3°   Azimuth: 190.8°   Direction: South

χ1 Sagittarii is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

χ1 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, χ1 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 χ1 Sagittarii:


χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 Sagittarii) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.3°
Azimuth: 190.8°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ1 Sagittarii

χ1 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 χ1 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 25m 16s
-24° 30’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of χ1 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 Sagittarii).

Visibility of χ1 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 χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 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: 114.5°
Max altitude: 14.0°
Azimuth: 245.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of χ1 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of χ1 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 χ1 Sagittarii is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of χ1 Sagittarii (chi1 Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of χ1 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of χ1 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of χ1 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

χ1 Sagittarii is distant 220.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

67.66 pc
220.57 ly
-42 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of χ1 Sagittarii

χ1 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A χ1 Sagittarii is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where χ1 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of χ1 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of χ1 Sagittarii

χ1 Sagittarii
(chi1 Sagittarii)
47 Sagittarii