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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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40Sagittarius, The Archer

NAME: Sagittarius (SADJ-ih-TAIR-ee-us)

SEASON: Summer

CULMINATION: midnight, 5 July

ABBREVIATION: Sgr

GENITIVE: Sagittarii (SADJ-ih-TAIR-ee-ih)

NEIGHBORS: Aql, Cap, CrA, Mic, Oph, Sco, Sct, Ser, Tel

BINOCULAR OBJECTS: NGC 6494 (M 23), NGC 6514 (M 20), NGC 6523 (M 8), NGC 6520, NGC 6603 (M 24), NGC 6613 (M 18), NGC 6618 (M 17), NGC 6626 (M 28), IC 4725 (M 25), NGC 6637 (M 69), NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 6681 (M 70), NGC 6716, NGC 6715 (M 54), NGC 6809 (M 55), NGC 6864 (M 75)

URBAN OBJECTS: NGC 6523 (M 8), NGC 6520, NGC 6618 (M 17), NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 6818

Sagittarius is a large, prominent south-equatorial constellation that ranks 15th in size among the 88 constellations. Sagittarius covers 867 square degrees of the celestial ...

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