We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:19 | Tran: 1:18 | Set: 4:12
Altitude: -68.3°   Azimuth: 356.4°   Direction: North

Kaus Media, also designated as δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii), is a multiple giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

Kaus Media visual magnitude is 2.7. Because of its brightness, Kaus Media is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kaus Media

Finder chart Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii).

Kaus Media 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 Kaus Media are provided in the following table:

18h 20m 59s
-29° 49’ 41”
Image of Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of Kaus Media. The red arrow shows the motion of Kaus Media during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Kaus Media


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.

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

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:

58.1 arcsec

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.

93.72 pc
305.53 ly
-20 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Kaus Media

Kaus Media
δ Sagittarii
(delta Sagittarii)
19 Sagittarii

Visibility of Kaus Media from your location

Today's Kaus Media - δ Sagittarii (delta Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.8°
Max altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 240.2°