Epsilon Sagittae

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Epsilon Sagittae
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Sagitta constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ε Sagittae (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sagitta
Right ascension 19h 37m 17.38s
Declination +16° 27' 46.0"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.67
Distance 473 ly
(145 pc)
Spectral type G8IIIvar
Other designations
ε Sagittae, ε Sge, Epsilon  Sge, 4 Sagittae, BD+16 3918, CCDM J19373+1628A, GC 27139, HD 185194, HIP 96516, HR 7463, PPM 136620, SAO 105061, WDS J19373+1628A

Epsilon Sagittae (Epsilon Sge, ε Sagittae, ε Sge) is a multiple star system in the constellation of Sagitta, with an apparent magnitude of +5.67. The primary component is a yellow G-type giant. It is approximately 473 light years from Earth.

Epsilon Sagittae projected Galactic orbit carries it between 20,400 and 25,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

Epsilon Sagittae will come closest to the Sun 3.6 million years from now when it will brighten to magnitude 3.70 from a distance of 193 light years.[1]

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