Can you identify the 15th largest constellation in the sky? It is bordered on the north by Scutum the Shield, Aquila the Eagle and Serpens Cauda, the Serpent’s Tail, on the south by Telescopium and the Southern Crown, on the west by Scorpius and Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer, and on the east by Microscopium and Capricornus the Sea Goat. The center of the galaxy lies in the direction of its western border, and it contains many star clusters and the Trifid and the Lagoon Nebulas. This constellation has no first magnitude stars, but a handful of 2nd magnitude stars trace out the shape of a teapot. In ancient Greek mythology it represented Chiron, a centaur who taught Hercules and even now, guards the other constellations by keeping Scorpius at bay with his bow and arrow. Can you name this star figure, the ninth constellation of the zodiac? The answer is Sagittarius the Archer, and tonight the waxing crescent moon can be found above the archer’s bow.