Northern Hemisphere

Sagitta Sagittae (Sge)

width mm depth m size RANKING 86th fuLLY vislBLE 90°n-69°s

Faint and easily overlooked (it is the third-smallest constellation in the sky), Sagitta lies in the Milky Way south of Vulpecula and north of Aquila. It was known to the ancient Greeks, who said that it represented an arrow shot by either Apollo, Hercules, or Eros. It is distinctly arrow-shaped, with its brightest star, Gamma (g) Sagittae, magnitude 3.5, marking the arrow's tip. Alpha (a) Sagittae is only of magnitude 4.4. None of the constellation's stars has a name.

0 0

Post a comment