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Crown of the Scorpion

Right Ascension16h00 to 16h07
Declination-26° 10' to -19° 51'
Area (sq deg)1.6
Brightest StarDschubba
Optimum VisibilityJune
NotesAn asterism composed of the three stars Acrab, Dschubba and Fang (or Beta, Delta and Pi Scorpii). Lying somewhat to the northwest of bright Antares, these three stars mark the head or crown of Scorpius the Scorpion.

The three stars of the Crown of the Scorpion are (from north to south) Acrab, Dschubba (marked by a reticle) and Fang, or Beta, Delta and Pi Scorpii. The brilliant red-orange star in the bottom left (southeast) corner of this image is the supergiant Antares. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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