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Sagittarius Constellation
Constellation Sagittarius the Archer Star Map

Sagittarius, the Archer (Sgr)

(SAJ-ih-TARE-ee-us)


The Southern 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



    Brightest Stars in Sagittarius

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Sagittarius by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Star Clusters in Sagittarius

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Sagittarius . Also see all star clusters.

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



        Nebulae in Sagittarius

        Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Sagittarius. Also see all nebulae.

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



          Galaxies in Sagittarius

          The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Sagittarius. Also see all galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Galaxy type



            Milky Way Satellites in Sagittarius

            Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Sagittarius. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

                1. Galaxy name
                2. Alt name
                3. Magnitude
                1. Sagittarius Dwarf
                2. 4.5
                1. Sagittarius II



              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. Also see all neutron stars.

                  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. Also see all black holes.

                    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. Also see all exoplanets.

                      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).