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Sagittarius constellation, 15th century artwork. Engraving of the centaur Sagittarius, showing black asterisks that indicate the position of the stars that make up this constellation. Sagittarius is one of the twelve star signs of the zodiac. This illustration is from Poeticon Astronomicon (Poetic Astronomy), a star atlas by Hyginus that was published in 1482.
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