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Scorpius

Quick Facts

Name:Scorpius
SKOR-pee-uss
Meaning:Scorpion
Abbreviation:Sco
Genitive:Scorpii
Visible in Latitudes:40° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:July, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:May 29
Right Ascension:16.99 hours
Declination:-37.2 degrees
Area:496.783 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Scorpius

About Scorpius

Scorpius is the slayer of Orion. Sent by a jealous Artemis, Orion was stung by the Scorpion and caused his death. Orion could not be saved even by Asclepius, the god of healing.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
AntaresAlpha Sco
GraffiasBeta 1 Sco
DschubbaDelta Sco
SargasTheta Sco
ShaulaLambda Sco
JabbahNu Sco
GrafiasXi Sco
AlniyatSigma Sco
AlniyatTau Sco
LesathUpsilon Sco

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M4Globular Cluster
M6Open Cluster
M7Open Cluster
M80Globular Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

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