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Kaus Media

Kaus Medius, Kaus Meridionalis, Delta Sagittarii, 19 Sagittarii

Proper NamesKaus Media, Kaus Medius, Kaus Meridionalis
Bayer DesignationDelta Sagittarii
Flamsteed Number19 Sagittarii
HR (BSC)6859
Right Ascension18h 21m 0s
Declination-29° 49' 41"
Distance348 light years
107 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.7
Absolute: -2.2
Spectral ClassK3 Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJuly

Kaus Media against the dense backdrop of the Milky Way. The bright object to the southeast is not in fact another star, but the globular cluster NGC 6624. This dense and brilliant ball of stars lies thousands of light years beyond Kaus Media across the plane of the Galaxy. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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