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κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii)

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

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

κ2 Sagittarii (kappa2 Sagittarii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Sagittarii

κ2 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 κ2 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:

20h 23m 53s
-42° 25’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Sagittarii in the sky:

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

Visibility of κ2 Sagittarii from your location

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Sagittarii

The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 κ2 Sagittarii is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of κ2 Sagittarii

κ2 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class A5 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

Alternative designations of κ2 Sagittarii

κ2 Sagittarii
(kappa2 Sagittarii)