Beta Sagittae is an orange giant star in the constellation Sagitta. At 439 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.39. The iron abundance of Beta Sagittae is +0.08 (120.2% of the Sun). It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 31.1 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 18,400 and 24,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy. It will come closest to the Sun 3.0 million years from now when it will brighten to magnitude 3.64 from a distance of 310 light years.
Sky position: RA 19h 41.0m, Dec +17° 28.8'
Common designations: Beta Sagittae, 6 Sagittae, HIP 96837, HD 185958, HR 7488
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