β Sagittae (beta Sagittae)
β Sagittae is a giant star in the constellation of Sagitta.
β Sagittae visual magnitude is 4.37. Because of its moderate brightness, β Sagittae 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 β Sagittae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Sagittae
β 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 β Sagittae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Sagittae in the sky:
Visibility of β Sagittae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's β Sagittae (beta Sagittae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of β Sagittae
The image below is a photograph of β Sagittae 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 β Sagittae is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of β Sagittae from the Sun and relative movement
β Sagittae is distant 466.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of β Sagittae
β Sagittae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Sagittae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.