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Sagitta – The Arrow

Sagitta is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Sagitta is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.

Symbolism: Sagitta is also known as ‘The Arrow’



History & Mythology

Sagitta is the 3rd smallest constellation in the northern sky wedged between constellations Vulpecula & Aquila. This dim constellation is one of the original constellations known by the ancient Greeks. The 4 brightest stars in the constellation make up the shape of an arrow. Sagitta means Arrow in Latin.   

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Sagitta is bordered by constellations Vulpecula, Hercules, Delphinus & Aquila.

Sky Chart #: 4.

Star Raking: 86th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Sagitta consists of 4 main stars.

Brightest Star: Gamma Saggitae.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Sagitta has 2 stars with planets.

# 2. WZ Sagittae is a super nova star system in Sagitta.

# 3. Gamma Saggitae is the brightest star in Sagitta.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Sagitta also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Sagitta have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Sagitta?

Q. How many stars have planets in Sagitta?

Q. What number star ranking is Sagitta in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Sagitta Constellation here: Sagitta Constellation (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Sagitta Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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