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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii)

χ3 Sagittarii is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

χ3 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its reltive faintness, χ3 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 χ3 Sagittarii:

χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of χ3 Sagittarii

χ3 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 χ3 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

19h 25m 29s
-23° 57’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of χ3 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii).

Visibility of χ3 Sagittarii from your location

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

Today's χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.0°
Max altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 246.0°
χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of χ3 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of χ3 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 χ3 Sagittarii is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of χ3 Sagittarii (chi3 Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of χ3 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of χ3 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of χ3 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

χ3 Sagittarii is distant 505.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

155.04 pc
505.43 ly
40 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of χ3 Sagittarii

χ3 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where χ3 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of χ3 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of χ3 Sagittarii

χ3 Sagittarii
(chi3 Sagittarii)
49 Sagittarii