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Sagitta

Quick Facts

Name:Sagitta
sah-JIT-tah
Meaning:Arrow
Abbreviation:Sge
Genitive:Sagittae
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -70°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:September, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:July 17
Right Ascension:19.67 hours
Declination:17.8 degrees
Area:79.932 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Sagitta

About Sagitta

Sagitta is the emblem of Diane and Apollo (Cupid's Arrow). It is occasionally drawn as being held by Auilia, the Eagle, for the armor bearer of Zeus. It used to be regarded as the arrow that killed the eagle of Zeus, or the one shot by Hercules.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
ShamAlpha Sge

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M71Globular Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

AquilaHercules
DelphinusVulpecula
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