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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of χ3 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of χ3 Sagittarii from your location
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.
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.
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.