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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii)

Altitude: 15.8°   Azimuth: 182.1°   Direction: South

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 skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of ν2 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of ν2 Sagittarii during the next 1000 years (1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.43 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν2 Sagittarii

Bright giant

ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 182.1°
Direction: South

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:

18h 55m 07s
-22° 40’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Sagittarii in the sky:

Finder chart ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii).

Visibility of ν2 Sagittarii from your location

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

Today's ν2 Sagittarii (nu2 Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.7°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°

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.

82.85 pc
270.09 ly
-110 km/s
0.103 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν2 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν2 Sagittarii

ν2 Sagittarii
(nu2 Sagittarii)
35 Sagittarii