ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii)
ν2 Sagittarii is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
ν2 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, ν2 Sagittarii should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ν2 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Sagittarii
ν2 Sagittarii is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ν2 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of ν2 Sagittarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ν2 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of ν2 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 ν2 Sagittarii is 0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ν2 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
ν2 Sagittarii is distant 270.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 110 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ν2 Sagittarii
ν2 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν2 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.