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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

AraNorma
Corona_AustralisOphiuchus
LibraSagittarius
Lupus
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