is a small constellation
located near Delphinus
. It is also known as the Arrow
or Cupid's Arrow
. It is composed of five faint stars in the shape of an arrow.
Mythology and Legends
Sagitta is the arrow used by Apollo to kill the Cyclops in one legend. In another, it was one of the arrows used by Hercules to slay the huge mutant vulture that was picking at the gizzards of Prometheus, chained to a rock on the top of Mount Caucasus.
* Alpha Sagitta
Eta*-------X--------* Delta Sagitta
Sagitta Globular \
Cluster * Beta Sagitta
Notes: Alpha and Beta are wide binary systems.
There are several sets of binary star systems and clusters in the vicinity of Sagitta.