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Sagittarius Constellation
Constellation Sagittarius the Archer Star Map

Sagittarius, the Archer (Sgr)  

(SAJ-ih-TARE-ee-us)


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

Ross?154 is the 9th closest star to Earth at 9.7 light years.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SAJ-ih-TARE-ee-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Archer
      1. Genitive:
      2. Sagittarii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sgr
      1. Asterism:
      2. Teapot
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      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  (1.79)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 22



    Star Clusters in Sagittarius

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Sagittarius :

        1. Star cluster
        2. Catalog #
        3. Cluster type



      Nebulae in Sagittarius

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Sagittarius:

          1. Nebula name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Nebula type



        Galaxies in Sagittarius

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Sagittarius:

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Galaxy type



          Neutron Stars in Sagittarius

          These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Sagittarius. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

              1. Neutron star
              2. Type



            Black Holes in Sagittarius

            These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Sagittarius. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

                1. Black hole
                2. Type
                1. GCIRS 13E
                2. intermediate
                1. Sagittarius A*
                2. supermassive
                1. V4641 Sgr
                2. stellar



              Exoplanets in Sagittarius

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Sagittarius. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                  1. Host star name
                  2. Exoplanet name

                * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).