Scorpius

The Scorpion

GenitiveScorpii
AbbreviationSco
Right Ascension15h44 to 17h55
Declination-8° 6' to -45° 36'
Area (sq deg)497
Brightest StarAntares
Optimum VisibilityJune
Map of Scorpius
Relative Galactic Position of Scorpius

Scorpius includes a broad region of the Galaxy, in the general direction of the Core. This explains the density of the Milky Way in the constellation, and the large number of star clusters found here.

A large and important zodiacal constellation. Among many bright stars, it contains the well-known red giant, Antares, as well as many star clusters and other objects.

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