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Sagittarius Constellation
Constellation Sagittarius the Archer

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  (1.79m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 22
      1. Quintuple star systems:
      2. 2
      1. Black holes:
      2. 2
      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 (and not at all in the opposite).