Sagitta as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
|Sagitta Constellation Profile
|Location: Southern Hemisphere
||Size/Area: 80 sq. deg.
||Size Rank: 86
|On Meridian: 9pm August 30th
||Best View (North): Summer
||Best View (South):
|Bordering Constellations: Vulpecula, Hercules, Aquila, Delphinus
The Myth Behind the Constellation Sagitta
Sagitta has been seen as an arrow by a number cultures since classical times, including the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Hebrews. Some of the famous arrows Sagitta is linked to are the arrow Apollo used to kill the Cyclops, the arrow Hercules shot at the Stymphalian Birds, the arrow Hercules killed the eagle ate Prometheus’ liver, and Cupid’s arrow.
Sagitta Constellation Points of Interest
|Interesting Objects in the Constellation Sagitta
Bright Stars in Sagitta
There are no stars in Sagitta with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.