Deep Sky Objects

From Earth

Sagittarius

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The Archer

The Sagittarius constellation is one of the zodiac constellations and appears to be an archer represented by a stylized arrow. The stars in Sagittarius form a more easily recognizable asterism; the Teapot. The major stars appear to form a stick figure archer with the fainter stars representing the horse. The Sagittarius contains nebulae and clusters because it is where the galactic center lies.

Alcor and Mizar

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The Double Star

Alcor and Mizar form a double star that can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. It can be seen in the Ursa Major constellation by looking at the Big Dipper asterism.