Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||19h 55m 15.7s|
|Declination||−41° 52' 06"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.12|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||+0.30|
|Distance||189 ± 9 ly
(58 ± 3 pc)
Iota Sagittarii is a spectral type K0 giant and has an apparent magnitude of +4.12. It is 189 light years from Earth. It is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 39.3 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 22,500 and 50,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
It came closest to the Sun 1.3 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 2.21 from a distance of 75 light years.
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