The Sagittarius Star Constellation, Its Composition And The Myth Behind Them
The Sagittarius Star Constellation
The Sagittarius constellation or the archer constellation was first cataloged by Ptolemy in the 2nd century, like other constellations. Sagittarius means Archer in Latin. It has been depicted in Greek mythology as a centaur holding a “Bow and Arrow”. The Bow and Arrow constellation lies in the Southern sky and is one of the largest southern constellations. It is easy to find the Sagittarius constellation in the sky as it lies close to the dense area of the Milky Way and the brightest stars in it form a teapot-like image in the sky. The eight bright stars that contribute to the formation of the Sagittarius constellation are:
- Epsilon Sagittarii
- Delta Sagittarii
- Lambda Sagittarii
- Gamma Sagittarii
- Zeta Sagittarii
- Phi Sagittarii
- Sigma Sagittarii
- Tau Sagittarii.
All these eight stars form the celestial Teapot-like shape.