Sagittarius and Centaurus

This time and latitude Sagittarius constellation is serving the sky at its best. Depicting Crotus, son of Pan, can be found aiming his bow at a Scorpius. Crotus invented the applause to show appreciation to the muses, and they ask to Zeus to create a constellation to thank him.

The centre of the Milky Way, our galaxy, lies in the same direction of this constellation, that is why the sky in this area looks so dense of stars and clusters. In the northern latitudes can be visible at this time of the year (August) looking south.

At Southern latitudes an other centaurus can be seen: Chiron.

According to the greek mythology Zeus gave this portion of the sky the shape of a Centaurs after Chiron death, which it happened only because Chirone wanted to exchange his immortality with Prometeo. Chirone was a special centaurus skilled in many arts like astronomy, music, medical science and weapons use. He was mentor to the offsprings of gods like Castor and Polluce, Eracle, Dioniso, Nestore.