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Sagittarius Constellation
Constellation Sagittarius the Archer

Sagittarius, the Archer (Sgr)    

The constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of August for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Kaus Australis at magnitude 1.79. The boundary of the Sagittarius constellation contains 22 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes) under ideal dark-sky conditions.

      1. Meaning:
      2. Archer
      1. Genitive:
      2. Sagittarii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sgr
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 19h 23m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -29° 53'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Kaus Australis (1.79m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 22
      1. Quintuple Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C57,
      1. Other:
      2. Sgr A* supermassive black hole

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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