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What stars make up the constellation Sagittarius?

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The constellation Sagittarius has 22 known stars. The brightest stars in this constellation are Epsilon, Delta, Zeta, Phi, Sigma, Eta, Tau, Lambda and Gamma-2 Sagittarii. Sagittarius is in the southern night skies, and it is easily viewable in August.

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The brightest star in Sagittarius is Epsilon Sagittarii, and the second brightest is Sigma Sagittarii. Epsilon Sagittarii is also called Kaus Australis, and it is 143 light years away.

Besides these stars, other objects found in this constellation are the Pistol Star and 15 Messier objects. Messier 8 is the Lagoon Nebula, and Messier 17 is the Omega Nebula. The Sagittarius constellation is associated with the zodiac sign of the same name, which is represented by an archer and bow. This constellation is between the constellations Ophiuchus and Capricornus.

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