ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii)
ξ2 Sagittarii is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
ξ2 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 3.51. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ2 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 ξ2 Sagittarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ2 Sagittarii
ξ2 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 ξ2 Sagittarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ2 Sagittarii in the sky:
Visibility of ξ2 Sagittarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ξ2 Sagittarii
The image below is a photograph of ξ2 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 ξ2 Sagittarii is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ξ2 Sagittarii from the Sun and relative movement
ξ2 Sagittarii is distant 372.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ξ2 Sagittarii
ξ2 Sagittarii belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.