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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Sagittarii from your location
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.
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.
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.
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: