The Constellation Sagittarius

by Dominic Ford
Sagittarius Sagittarius
The constellation Sagittarius. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.

Date First Appeared
Ancient
Sky Area
2.1% of the sky
867.4 square degrees
Messier Objects
Sagittarius contains the following Messier objects: M8, M17, M18, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M28, M54, M55, M69, M70, M75.
Caldwell Objects
Sagittarius contains the following Caldwell object: C57.
Neighbors
The following constellations neighbor Sagittarius: Aquila, Capricornus, Corona Australis, Indus, Microscopium, Ophiuchus, Scorpius, Scutum, Serpens Cauda, Telescopium.
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Brightest Objects in Sagittarius

Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Kaus Australis (mag 1.8) Messier 25 (mag 4.6) Messier 22 (mag 5.1) IC 4895 (mag 8.0)
Nunki (mag 2.1) NGC 6530 (mag 4.6) Messier 28 (mag 6.9) NGC 6822 (mag 9.0)
Ascella (mag 2.6) Messier 23 (mag 5.5) Messier 55 (mag 7.0) NGC 6835 (mag 12.5)
Kaus Media (mag 2.7) Messier 21 (mag 5.9) NGC 6723 (mag 7.3) NGC 6890 (mag 12.5)
Kaus Borealis (mag 2.8) Messier 17 (mag 6.0) Messier 69 (mag 7.7) NGC 6836 (mag 13.0)
π-Sgr (mag 2.9) Messier 20 (mag 6.3) Messier 54 (mag 7.7) NGC 6902 (mag 13.0)
Alnasl (mag 3.0) NGC 6716 (mag 6.9) Messier 70 (mag 8.1) NGC 6878 (mag 13.4)
η-Sgr (mag 3.1) Messier 18 (mag 6.9) NGC 6544 (mag 8.3) IC 1309
φ-Sgr (mag 3.1) NGC 6595 (mag 7.0) NGC 6553 (mag 8.3) IC 4931
τ-Sgr (mag 3.3) NGC 6647 (mag 8.0) NGC 6624 (mag 8.3) IC 5018
ξ²-Sgr (mag 3.5) NGC 6520 (mag 8.0) NGC 6522 (mag 8.6) NGC 6806
O-Sgr (mag 3.8) NGC 6546 (mag 8.0) Messier 75 (mag 8.6) IC 4991
μ-Sgr (mag 3.8) NGC 6469 (mag 8.0) NGC 6569 (mag 8.7) NGC 6794
ρ¹-Sgr (mag 3.9) NGC 6568 (mag 9.0) NGC 6642 (mag 8.8) NGC 6841
Rukbat (mag 3.9) NGC 6645 (mag 9.0) NGC 6652 (mag 8.9) IC 4913
β¹-Sgr (mag 3.9) NGC 6507 (mag 10.0) NGC 6638 (mag 9.2) IC 4998
ι-Sgr (mag 4.1) NGC 6583 (mag 10.0) NGC 6528 (mag 9.5) NGC 6805
β²-Sgr (mag 4.3) NGC 6603 (mag 11.0) NGC 6440 (mag 9.7)
θ¹-Sgr (mag 4.3) NGC 6540 (mag 15.0) NGC 6558
V3872 Sgr (mag 4.5) NGC 6596 NGC 6717
HD 188603 (mag 4.5) NGC 6774
HD 165634 (mag 4.6) NGC 6561
υ-Sgr (mag 4.6) NGC 6737
X Sgr (mag 4.6)
HD 184707 (mag 4.6)

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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