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γ Sagittarii
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 18h 05m 48.5s
Declination -30° 25' 27"
Apparent magnitude (V) +2.98
Distance 96.1 ± 2.5 ly
(29.5 ± 0.8 pc)
Spectral type K0III
Other designations
Alnasl, 10 Sagittarii,
HR 6746, HD 165135,
SAO 209696, HIP 88635

Gamma Sagittarii (γ Sagittarii / γ Sgr) is the 3rd-magnitude star in the constellation Sagittarius.

It was temporary referred to Gamma-2 Sagittarii2 Sgr). The Bayer designation "Gamma Sagittarii" was temporary shared by two star systems in this constellation, γ1 Sagittarii and γ2 Sagittarii. They are separated by 0.86° on the sky, and can be resolved by the naked eye.

It has the proper names Alnasl (Nasl, El Nasl) and Nushaba (Nash). Alnasl is derived from the Arabic النصل al-naşl meaning "arrowhead". Nushaba is derived from the Arabic Zujj al-Nashshaba meaning same as Alnasl.

Gamma Sagittarii is a K type giant, and approximately 95 light years from the Earth.


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