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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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γ Sextantis (gamma Sextantis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:38 | Tran: 16:55 | Set: 22:12
Altitude: 10.0°   Azimuth: 243.1°   Direction: West-South-West

γ Sextantis is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Sextans.

γ Sextantis visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its faintness, γ Sextantis 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 γ Sextantis

Finder chart γ Sextantis (gamma Sextantis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Sextantis (gamma Sextantis).

γ Sextantis 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 γ Sextantis are provided in the following table:

09h 52m 30s
-08° 06’ 18”
Image of γ Sextantis (gamma Sextantis) star
DSS2 image of γ Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Sextantis during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Sextantis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

γ Sextantis star system properties

γ Sextantis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the γ Sextantis double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Distance of γ Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

γ Sextantis is distant 261.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

80.19 pc
261.43 ly
12 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of γ Sextantis

γ Sextantis
(gamma Sextantis)
8 Sextantis

Visibility of γ Sextantis from your location

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

Azimuth: 98.1°
Max altitude: 30.4°
Azimuth: 261.9°