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Alnasl

El Nasl, Nasl, Nash, Nushaba, Gamma2 Sagittarii, 10 Sagittarii

Proper NamesAlnasl, El Nasl, Nasl, Nash, Nushaba
Bayer DesignationGamma2 Sagittarii
Flamsteed Number10 Sagittarii
HR (BSC)6746
HD165135
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18h 7m 2s
Declination-30° 25' 13"
Distance97 light years
30 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.6
Absolute: +1.3
Spectral ClassK0III Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly
NotesThis orange giant star has a diameter some twelve times that of the Sun. In the sky, it represents the head of the arrow held ready in the drawn bow of Sagittarius the Archer, and its various traditional names come from Arabic sources that can all be interpreted as 'arrowhead'.

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