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The Milk Dipper

Map of the Milk Dipper

A group of five relatively bright stars in Sagittarius. Their name 'Milk Dipper' is thought to derive from their spoonlike shape and their place at the heart of the Milky Way. The stars of the Milk Dipper are Tau Sagittarii, Ascella, Nunki, Phi Sagittarii and Kaus Borealis. The Globular Cluster M22 lies near the Dipper's handle.

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