August Constellations

The five August constellations include some of the most beautiful and well-known objects in the sky. The center of our Milky Way galaxy is located in the direction of Sagittarius. Because of this, Sagittarius contains more notable deep sky objects than any other constellation. An astonishing 15 Messier objects can be found here, including the Omega Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula, and the Trifid Nebula. There are also seven globular clusters here, as well as four open star clusters. Simply pointing a good pair of binoculars in this direction will reveal a treasure trove of amazing sights. Two additional Messier objects can be found in Lyra, including the famous Ring Nebula, a rainbow-colored shell of gas illuminated by a central white star. Click on any constellation below for more information.

Corona Australis

The Southern Crown


The Lyre


The Archer


The Shield


The Telescope