κ1 Sagittarii (kappa1 Sagittarii)
κ1 Sagittarii is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
κ1 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, κ1 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 κ1 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Sagittarii
κ1 Sagittarii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of κ1 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of κ1 Sagittarii from your location
κ1 Sagittarii (kappa1 Sagittarii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of κ1 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 κ1 Sagittarii is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.09 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ1 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
κ1 Sagittarii is distant 244.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ1 Sagittarii
κ1 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
κ1 Sagittarii star system properties
κ1 Sagittarii 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 κ1 Sagittarii double sysyem: