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Sagittarius
Sagittarius (Latin for the archer) is one of the 88 modern constellations. Commonly represented as a centaur drawing a bow, it lies between Scorpius and Ophiuchus to the west and Capricornus to the east. Among its features are Epsilon Sagittarii, the brightest star in the constellation, and the center of the Milky Way, lying in its westernmost. Sagittarius has been recognized since the time of the ancient Babylonians and Greeks, and today constitutes one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac.

Here, Sagittarius is shown together with Corona Australis, Microscopium, and Telescopium. This illustration by Sidney Hall was included in Urania's Mirror, a set of 32 astronomical star chart cards first published in 1824.Illustration: Sidney Hall; restoration: Adam Cuerden

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