Star Clusters and Nebulae
Beyond the Milky Way
Sagittarius in 3D
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The image painted on the base grid is the relevant 3,687 ly x 3,687 ly section of the NASA/JPL-Caltech Milky Way map. The partial circle in the image is the smallest circle centered around the Sun in the NASA/JPL-Caltech Milky Way map, a circle with a radius of 750 light years. The base grid parallels the galactic plane, and lies 252 light years below the actual galactic plane. μ Sagittarii is far more distant than the other bright stars of Sagittarius; see below for a view of Sagittarius without μ Sagittarii.
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Sagittarius Viewed From Earth
Sagittarius Without μ Sagittarii in 3D
The base grid parallels the galactic plane, and lies 252 light years below the actual galactic plane.
Bright Stars in the Constellations
Bright Stars and Near Stars