Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii)
Kaus Media, also designated as δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii), is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Kaus Media visual magnitude is 2.7. Thanks to its high brightness, Kaus Media is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Kaus Media:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kaus Media
Kaus Media 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 Kaus Media are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kaus Media in the sky:
Visibility of Kaus Media from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Kaus Media
The image below is a photograph of Kaus Media 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 Kaus Media is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Kaus Media from the Sun and relative movement
Kaus Media is distant 305.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Kaus Media
Kaus Media belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Kaus Media is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Kaus Media star system properties
Kaus Media 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 Kaus Media double sysyem: