Sagitta

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Sagitta

(să-jit -ă) (Arrow) A small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus, lying in the Milky Way, the brightest stars being Gamma (γ) and Delta (δ) of 3rd magnitude and some of 4th magnitude. It contains the globular cluster M71 (NGC 6838). Abbrev.: Sge; genitive form: Sagittae; approx. position: RA 19.7h, dec +18°; area: 80 sq deg.

Sagitta

 

(or Arrow), a constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere. The visual magnitudes of its two brightest stars are 3.5 and 3.8. The best conditions for observing Sagitta are in July. The constellation is visible throughout the USSR. (SeeSTELLARSKY.)

sagitta

[sə′jid·ə]
(mathematics)
The distance between the midpoint of an arc and the midpoint of its chord.
(vertebrate zoology)
The larger of two otoliths in the ear of most fishes.

Sagitta

[sə′jid·ə]
(astronomy)
A small constellation; right ascension 20 hours, declination 10° north. Also known as Arrow.

sagitta

The keystone of an arch.