ρ2 Sagittarii (rho2 Sagittarii)
ρ2 Sagittarii is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
ρ2 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ2 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 ρ2 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 Sagittarii
ρ2 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 ρ2 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ2 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of ρ2 Sagittarii from your location
Today's ρ2 Sagittarii (rho2 Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of ρ2 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of ρ2 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 ρ2 Sagittarii is 0.102 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.092 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ρ2 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
ρ2 Sagittarii is distant 358.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ρ2 Sagittarii
ρ2 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class G9
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ2 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.