Arkab Posterior - β2 Sagittarii (beta2 Sagittarii)
Arkab Posterior, also designated as β2 Sagittarii (beta2 Sagittarii), is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Arkab Posterior visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, Arkab Posterior should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of Arkab Posterior is 0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about Arkab Posterior
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Arkab Posterior
Arkab Posterior is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Arkab Posterior are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Arkab Posterior in the sky:
Visibility of Arkab Posterior from your location
Distance of Arkab Posterior from the Sun and relative movement
Arkab Posterior is distant 138.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Arkab Posterior
Arkab Posterior belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Arkab Posterior is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.