Theta Sagittarii

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Theta¹ Sagittarii
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Sagittarius constellation and its surroundings
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Location of θ¹ Sagittarii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 19h 59m 44.2s
Declination −35° 16' 35"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.37
Distance 618 ± 105 ly
(189 ± 32 pc)
Spectral type B2.5IV
Other designations
θ¹ Sagittarii, θ¹ Sgr, Theta¹ Sgr, CPD-35 8699, FK5 751, GC 27670, HD 189103, HIP 98412, HR 7623, PPM 299634, SAO 211716.

The Bayer designation Theta Sagittarii (Theta Sgr, θ Sagittarii, θ Sgr) is shared by two star systems, θ¹ Sagittarii and θ² Sagittarii, in the constellation Sagittarius. The two stars are separated by 0.58° in the sky.

θ¹ Sagittarii[edit]

Theta¹ Sagittarii (Theta¹ Sgr, θ¹ Sagittarii, θ¹ Sgr) is a spectroscopic binary lying 617 light years from Earth. The primary star, θ¹ Sagittarii A, is a spectral type B2.5 subgiant which has an apparent magnitude of +4.37. The companion star, θ¹ Sagittarii B, is approximately 0.2 arcseconds from the primary, which puts them 31 astronomical units (AU) apart (a Sun-Neptune distance).

Theta¹ Sagittarii is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 19.9 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 20,900 and 24,300 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]


θ² Sagittarii[edit]

Theta² Sagittarii
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Sagittarius constellation and its surroundings
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Location of θ² Sagittarii (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 19h 59m 51.3s
Declination −34° 41' 52"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.30
Distance 157 ± 7 ly
(48 ± 2 pc)
Spectral type A4/A5IV
Other designations
θ² Sagittarii, θ² Sgr, Theta² Sgr, CCDM J19599-3442A, CPD-35  8701, GC 27676, HD 189118, HIP 98421, HR 7624, IDS 19534-3458 A, PPM 299635, SAO 211717

Theta² Sagittarii (Theta² Sgr, θ² Sagittarii, θ² Sgr) is a triple star system 157 light years from Earth. θ² Sagittarii A is a spectral type A4/5 subgiant which has an apparent magnitude of +5.30. Orbiting the primary with a separation on the sky of 30 arcseconds, or at least 1400 AU, is binary star composed of θ² Sagittarii B, a magnitude +10.8 star, and θ² Sagittarii C, with a magnitude of +11.5. B and C are 1.2 arcseconds, or approximately 58 AU apart.

Theta² Sagittarii is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 34.6 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 22,800 and 26,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[2]

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