Sagittarius arm

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Sagittarius arm

See Galaxy.

Sagittarius arm

[‚saj·ə′ter·ē·əs ′ärm]
(astronomy)
A spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy that lies between the sun and the galactic center in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.
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When astronomers realized that the Sagittarius arm (found in the northern sky) and the Carina arm (in the south) were part of a single, larger structure, they became known as the Sagittarius-Carina arm.
The new image, showing a very rich field of stars towards the Carina arm of the Milky Way, is centred on the star HD 87643, a member of the exotic class of B(e) stars.