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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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ζ Sagittae (zeta Sagittae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:53 | Tran: 2:38 | Set: 10:19
Altitude: 45.2°   Azimuth: 121.1°   Direction: East-South-East

ζ Sagittae is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Sagitta.

ζ Sagittae visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Sagittae 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Sagittae

Finder chart ζ Sagittae (zeta Sagittae) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Sagittae (zeta Sagittae).

ζ Sagittae 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 ζ Sagittae are provided in the following table:

19h 48m 58s
+19° 08’ 31”
Image of ζ Sagittae (zeta Sagittae) star
DSS2 image of ζ Sagittae. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Sagittae during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ Sagittae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Sagittae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

ζ Sagittae star system properties

ζ Sagittae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ Sagittae double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Distance of ζ Sagittae from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Sagittae is distant 326.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

100.10 pc
326.33 ly
-14 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ζ Sagittae

ζ Sagittae
(zeta Sagittae)

Visibility of ζ Sagittae from your location

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

Azimuth: 70.9°
Max altitude: 57.7°
Azimuth: 289.1°