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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:47 | Tran: 23:50 | Set: 3:57
Alt: -19.01°   Az: 259.76°   Direction: West

ξ2 Sagittarii is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

ξ2 Sagittarii visual magnitude is 3.51. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ2 Sagittarii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii) star
DSS2 image of ξ2 Sagittarii. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ2 Sagittarii during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 59m 11s
-21° 04’ 19”
06h 17m 31s
01h 16m 42s


18h 57m 43s
-21° 06’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Sagittarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ξ2 Sagittarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

-20 km/s
0.033 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ξ2 Sagittarii
(xi2 Sagittarii)
37 Sagittarii

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ξ2 Sagittarii (xi2 Sagittarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.9°