Sagitta (Pronounciation:Sadge-e-tar, Abbrev:Sge, Latin:Sagittae) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Sagitta takes up 79.932 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.19% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Arrow . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.
Sagitta is a northern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the southern hemisphere. The brightest star in Sagitta is Gamma Sagittae. There are 1 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.
Sagitta was an arrow that Hercules fired to kill the Stymphalian Birds, his sixth labour.There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Brightest Star||Gamma Sagittae|
|Area||79.932 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.19%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||1|
|Meteor Shower Count||0|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Vulpecula|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 231701||386.45||1||+16d 28` 27.3||19h 32m 04.12|
As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|1 Sagittae||299.51||+21d 13` 55.6||19h 15m 17.34|
|11 Sagittae||455.54||+16d 47` 20.8||19h 57m 45.44|
|13 Sagittae||1019.26||+17d 30` 59.5||20h 00m 03.31|
|15 Sagittae||57.95||+17d 04` 16.2||20h 04m 06.47|
|18 Sagittae||331.47||+21d 35` 55.5||20h 16m 19.78|
|2 Sagittae||365.65||+16d 56` 15.9||19h 24m 22.08|
|3 Sagittae||396.31||+16d 57` 25.4||19h 24m 45.39|
|9 Sagittae||+18d 40` 18.8||19h 52m 21.77|
|Beta Sagittae||439.57||+17d 28` 34.0||19h 41m 02.93|
|Delta Sagittae||594.10||+18d 32` 03.3||19h 47m 23.27|
|Epsilon Sagittae||480.36||+16d 27` 46.0||19h 37m 17.38|
|Eta Sagittae||160.36||+19d 59` 27.2||20h 05m 09.47|
|Gamma Sagittae||258.45||+19d 29` 31.5||19h 58m 45.39|
|S Sagittae||3294.58||+16d 38` 05.3||19h 56m 01.26|
|Sham||425.25||+18d 00` 50.2||19h 40m 05.78|
|Theta Sagittae||147.59||+20d 54` 53.2||20h 09m 56.61|
|U Sagittae||782.17||+19d 36` 37.7||19h 18m 48.41|
|V338 Sagittae||791.66||+16d 50` 47.2||19h 12m 34.45|
|V340 Sagittae||4128.65||+16d 34` 16.1||19h 39m 25.34|
|V344 Sagittae||1583.32||+16d 39` 51.7||20h 08m 06.50|
|Zeta Sagittae||255.01||+19d 08` 31.1||19h 48m 58.65|
|M71 Globular Cluster||Globular Cluster||13||+18:47||19h 53m 8|