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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -4.4°   Azimuth: 187.9°   Direction: South

κ2 Sagittarii is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

κ2 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its faintness, κ2 Sagittarii 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 κ2 Sagittarii

Finder chart κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii).

κ2 Sagittarii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of κ2 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

20h 23m 53s
-42° 25’ 22”
Image of κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of κ2 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of κ2 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ2 Sagittarii


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ2 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

κ2 Sagittarii star system properties

κ2 Sagittarii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ2 Sagittarii double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance of κ2 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement

κ2 Sagittarii is distant 370.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

113.64 pc
370.45 ly
3 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ2 Sagittarii

κ2 Sagittarii
(kappa2 Sagittarii)

Visibility of κ2 Sagittarii from your location

κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom