Sagittarius
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CONSTELLATION OF SAGITTARIUS

Name: Sagittarius
Abbreviation: Sgr
Meaning: Archer
Right Ascension: 19h
Declination: -25
Area (Degrees squared): 867
Stars with known planets: 14
Bordering Constellations: Aquila, Scutum, Serpens, Ophiuchus, Scorpio, Corona Australis, Telescopium, Indus, Microscopium, Capricorn

Visible at latitudes between +55 and -90 and best at mid-evening during August. In the northern hemisphere, the constellation of Sagittarius is considered a summer constellation and is visible from June to October depending on the time of night.

Sagittarius is a zodiacal constellation which lies between Ophiuchus to the west and Capricorn to the east. It contains the most stars with known planets.

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Observations
Seen from Earth, the Milky Way is at its densest as it passes through Sagittarius where the galactic centre lies.

Deep Sky Objects:
M8 - Diffuse Nebula, magnitude 5.00, known as the Lagoon Nebula
M17 - Open Cluster in a Diffuse Nebula, magnitude 6.00, known as the Omega Nebula
M18 - Open Cluster, magnitude 7.50
M20 - Open Cluster in a Diffuse Nebula, magnitude 5.00, known as the Triffid Nebula
M21 - Open Cluster, magnitude 6.50
M22 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 5.10
M23 - Open Cluster, magnitude 6.00
M24 - Star Cloud, magnitude 4.60 varying, known as the Milky Way Patch or the Sagittarius Star Cloud
M25 - Open Cluster, magnitude 4.60
M28 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 6.80
M54 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 7.60
M55 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 6.30
M69 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 7.60
M70 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 7.90
M75 - Globular Cluster, magnitude 8.60

Numbered Stars with Magnitudes:
1. +3.90
2. +4.85
3. +2.85
4. +3.75
5. +3.50
6. +2.05 - Nunki
7. +3.30
8. +4.55
9. +4.50
10. +4.40
11. +4.35
12. +4.10
13. +4.25
14. +3.95 - Rukbat
15. +3.25 - Ascella
16. +3.15
17. +1.75 - Kaus Australis
18. +3.10
19. +2.95 - Alnasl
20. +4.50
21. +2.70 - Kaus Media
22. +2.80 - Kaus Borealis
23. +3.80

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