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Encyclopedia > Scorpius (constellation)
Scorpius

click for larger image This is a celestial map of the constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion. ...

Abbreviation Sco
Genitive Scorpii
Symbology the Scorpion
Right ascension 17 h
Declination −40°
Area 497 sq. deg.
Ranked 33rd
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
9
Brightest star Antares (α Sco)
(App. magnitude 0.96)
Meteor showers
  • Alpha Scorpiids
  • Omega Scorpiids
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July

Scorpius (, and Latin for scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio". It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs belonging to the order Scorpiones in the class Arachnida. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... Antares (α Sco / α Scorpii / Alpha Scorpii) is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... Categories: Planetology | Astronomy stubs ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs belonging to the order Scorpiones in the class Arachnida. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... This article is about the astrological concept. ... Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Europe and the United States. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Galaxia Kuklos) is the galaxy in which the Earth is found. ...

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Notable features

Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabbah (ν Sco), Grafias (ξ Sco), Alniyat (σ Sco), Alniyat (τ Sco) and Lesath (υ Sco). Antares (α Sco / α Scorpii / Alpha Scorpii) is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... Dschubba (forehead) is the name for the star δ Scorpii (delta Scorpii). ... Sargas (Bayer designation θ Scorpii, Theta Scorpii) is a star in the constellation Scorpius. ... Shaula appears as the 25th brightest star, and can be found in the tail of the constellation Scorpio. ... Jabbah is the ν star in the constellation of Scorpius Jabbah (ν Sco / ν Scorpii / Nu Scorpii) is a star in constellation Scorpius. ... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... The name Alniyat is associated with two stars in the constellation of Scorpius. ... The name Alniyat is associated with two stars in the constellation of Scorpius. ... Lesath (Leschath, Lesuth) is the name for the star Ypsilon Scorpii. ...


The star once designated γ Sco (despite being well within the boundaries of Libra) is today known as σ Lib. Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ...


Notable deep sky objects

Due to its location on the Milky Way, this constellation contains many deep sky objects such as the open clusters M6 (the Butterfly Cluster) and M7 (the Ptolemy Cluster), and the globular clusters M4 and M80. Deep sky object (DSO) is a term used often in amateur astronomy to denote objects in the night sky other than solar system objects (such as planets, comets and asteroids), single stars and multiple star systems. ... An open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud, and are still gravitationally bound to each other. ... The Butterfly Cluster (also known as Open Cluster M6, Messier Object 6, Messier 6, M6, or NGC 6405) is an open cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... The Butterfly Cluster (also known as Open Cluster M6, Messier Object 6, Messier 6, M6, or NGC 6405) is an open cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... The Ptolemy Cluster (also known as Ptolemys Cluster, the Scorpions Tail, Open Cluster M7, Messier Object 7, Messier 7, M7, or NGC 6475) is an open cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... The Ptolemy Cluster (also known as Ptolemys Cluster, the Scorpions Tail, Open Cluster M7, Messier Object 7, Messier 7, M7, or NGC 6475) is an open cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... A globular cluster is a spherical bundle of stars (star cluster) that orbits a galaxy as a satellite. ... Globular Cluster M4 (also known as Messier Object 4, Messier 4, M4, or NGC 6121) is a globular cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... Globular Cluster M80 Globular Cluster M80 (also known as Messier Object 80, Messier 80, M80, or NGC 6093) is a globular cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ...


Mythology

Scorpio resembles, quite noticeably, a scorpion's tail, and a vague body [1]. According to Greek mythology, it corresponds to the scorpion which was sent by Gaia (or possibly the goddess Hera) to kill the hunter Orion, the scorpion rising out of the ground at the goddess' command to attack. Although the scorpion and Orion appear together in this myth, the constellation of Orion is almost opposite to Scorpius in the night sky. It has been suggested that this was a divine precaution to forestall the heavenly continuation of the feud. Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Image:Titans gaia. ... In the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hêra (Greek or ) was the wife and sister of Zeus. ... Orion, one of the heroes of Greek mythology, has become an archetype of the hunter in Western culture. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ...


In many versions, however, Apollo sent the scorpion after Orion, having grown jealous of Artemis' attentions to the man. Later, to apologize for killing her friend, Apollo then helped Artemis hang Orion's image in the night sky. However, the scorpion was also placed up there, and every time it appears on the horizon, Orion starts to sink into the other side of the sky, still running from the attacker. Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt). ... This article is about the Greek goddess. ...


Scorpius also appears in one version of the fable of Phaethon, a foolish mortal who obtained permission to drive the Apollo's sun-chariot for a day. The horses, already out of control in their sky journey became scared when they encountered the great celestial scorpion with its sting raised to strike, and the inexperienced boy lost control of the chariot, as the sun wildly went about the sky (this is said to have formed the constellation Eridanus). Finally, Jupiter struck him down with a thunderbolt to stop the rampage. This article or section should be merged with Phaëton Phaethon A Greek god who the phrase a boy Doing a mans job comes from. ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Jupiter In Roman mythology, Jupiter (sometimes shortened to Jove) held the same role as Zeus in the Greek pantheon. ...


The Chinese included these stars in the Azure Dragon, a powerful but benevolent creature whose rising heralded spring.


Astrology

The Western astrological sign Scorpio of the tropical zodiac (October 23 - November 21) differs from the astronomical constellation and the Hindu astrological sign of the sidereal zodiac (November 23 - November 29). Western astrology employs the tropical zodiac which divides the ecliptic into twelve signs of equal length starting at the first point of Aries, which is defined as the point at which the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun through the heavens) crosses the celestial equator at the spring equinox. ... The tropical zodiac is based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sidereal astrology is the practice by some western and all Indian astrologers of basing their study of the sky on the actual position of the planets in relation to the starry background. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In some cosmologies, Scorpio is associated with the classical element Water, and thus called a Water Sign (with Cancer and Pisces). It is also one of the four Fixed signs (along with Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius). Its polar opposite is Taurus. It is the domicile of Mars (since its discovery, Pluto has been considered Scorpio's ruling or co-ruling planet by many modern astrologers). Each astrological sign is assigned a part of the body, viewed as the seat of its power. Scorpio rules the genitals. The symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion, the eagle, serpent and the phoenix. Many ancient philosophies use a set of archetypal classical elements to explain patterns in nature. ... Water is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Pisces (♓, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... TAURUS is credit transfer agrrement system for SUNY Colleges ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... TAURUS is credit transfer agrrement system for SUNY Colleges ... Domicile (astrology) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs belonging to the order Scorpiones in the class Arachnida. ... Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Serpent is a word of Latin origin (serpens, serpentis) that is normally substituted for snake in a specifically mythic or religious context, in order to distinguish such creatures from the field of biology. ... The phoenix from the Aberdeen Bestiary. ...


Stars

Stars with proper names:
  • Antares or Cor Scorpii or Kalb al Akrab or Vespertilio (21/α Sco) 1.06
    < ανταρης [holds] against Ares/Mars
    < cor scorpii The heart of the scorpion
    < قلب العقرب qalb[u] al-caqrab The heart of the scorpion
    < vespertīlio The bat
  • Acrab [Elacrab] or Graffias [Grafias, Grassias] (see ξ Sco) (8/β1,2 Sco) – double 2.56, 4.90
    < العقرب al-caqrab The scorpion
  • γ Sco: moved to σ librae.
  • Dschubba [Al Jabba] or Iclarkrau (7/δ Sco) 2.29
    < الجبهة al-jabha[h] The forehead
    < ? iklil al ´aqrab The crown of the scorpion
  • Wei (26/ε Sco) 2.29
  • ζ1,2 Sco (or Grafias, see ξ Sco) – double 4.70, 3.62
  • Shaula (35/λ Sco) 1.62
    < الشولاء aš-šawlā´ The raised [tail]
  • Jabbah [Jabah] (or Lesath, see υ Sco) (14/ν Sco) – double 4.00, 6.30
    < جبهة jabhah forehead
  • Graffias [Grafias] (see β Sco) (ξ Sco) – multiple 4.16, 4.77
  • Alniyat [Al Niyat]
    < النياط an-niyāţ The arteries
  • Lesath [Lesuth] (υ Sco) 2.70
    اللسعة al-lasca[h] [The] sting
  • Jabhat al Akrab
    < جبهة العقرب jabhat[u] al-caqrab [The] forehead of the scorpion
  • 9/ω1 Sco 3.93
  • 10/ω2 Sco 4.31
Stars with Bayer designations:
γ Sco, see σ Lib; η Sco 3.32; ι1 Sco 2.99; ι2 Sco 4.78; κ Sco 2.39; μ1 Sco 3.00; μ2 Sco 3.56; 19/ο Sco 4.55; 6/π Sco 2.89; 5/ρ Sco 3.87; 17/χ Sco 5.24; 15/ψ Sco 4.93; 1/b Sco 4.63; 12/c1 Sco 5.67; 13/c2 Sco 4.58; d Sco 4.80; 22/i Sco 4.79; k Sco 4.83; 2/A Sco 4.59; A Sco 3.19; H Sco 4.18; N Sco 4.24; Q Sco 4.26
Stars with Flamsteed designations:
3 Sco 5.87; 4 Sco 5.63; 11 Sco 5.75; 16 Sco 5.43; 18 Sco 5.49 – solar twin; 24 Sco 4.91; 25 Sco 6.72; 27 Sco 5.48
Other notable stars:
  • HD 147513 5.38 – has a planet
  • PSR B1620-26 – pulsar/white dwarf binary in M4, has a planet
  • Scorpius X-1 12.2 – X-ray binary

Antares (α Sco / α Scorpii / Alpha Scorpii) is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... Dschubba (forehead) is the name for the star δ Scorpii (delta Scorpii). ... Wei (魏) refers to: Northern Wei Dynasty, archaeologically the most famous of the Wei dynasties The State of Wei during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period The Kingdom of Wei during the Three Kingdoms Period The Kingdom of Wei founded by Ran Min during the Period... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... Sargas (Bayer designation θ Scorpii, Theta Scorpii) is a star in the constellation Scorpius. ... Babylonia was an ancient state in Iraq), combining the territories of Sumer and Akkad. ... Assyria in earliest historical times referred to a region on the Upper Tigris river, named for its original capital, the city of Ashur. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Lambda Scorpii (λ Sco / λ Scorpii) is the second brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Jabbah is the ν star in the constellation of Scorpius Jabbah (ν Sco / ν Scorpii / Nu Scorpii) is a star in constellation Scorpius. ... Lesath (Leschath, Lesuth) is the name for the star Ypsilon Scorpii. ... Acrab (also known as El Acrab or Graffias) is the proper name name of the star β Xi Scorpii 5 in the constellation of Scorpio. ... The name Alniyat is associated with two stars in the constellation of Scorpius. ... Al Niyat is the name of the star sigma Scorpii in the constellation scorpio. ... Lesath (Leschath, Lesuth) is the name for the star Ypsilon Scorpii. ... Girtab is the name of Kappa Scorpii. ... 18 Scorpii is a star located at the northern edge of the Scorpius constellation. ... HD 147513 is a 5th magnitude star in the constellation of Scorpius. ... PSR B1620-26 is also called PSR J1623-2631 (or or ) // System Configuration PSR B1620-26 is a pulsar in the globular cluster Messier 4 (or M4: see Messier object), about 5,600 light years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius. ... Globular Cluster M4 (also known as Messier Object 4, Messier 4, M4, or NGC 6121) is a globular cluster in the Scorpius constellation. ... Scorpius X-1 is an X-ray source some 9,000 light years away. ...

See also


Astronomy | Constellations of the Zodiac | Astrology In ancient Greece and other early civilizations, astronomy consisted largely of astrometry, measuring positions of stars and planets in the sky. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... This article is about the astrological concept. ... An astrological chart (or horoscope) - Y2K Chart — This particular chart is calculated for January 1, 2000 at 12:01:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time in New York City, New York, USA. (Longitude: 074W0023 - Latitude: 40N4251), using the tropical zodiac Astrology (from Greek: αστρολογία = άστρον, astron, star + λόγος, logos, word) is...

Aries (♈) | Taurus (♉) | Gemini (♊) | Cancer (♋) | Leo (♌) | Virgo (♍) | Libra (♎) | Scorpius/Scorpio (♏) | Ophiuchus | Sagittarius (♐) | Capricornus/Capricorn (♑) | Aquarius (♒) | Pisces (♓) Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... Pisces (♓, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ...


Constellations listed by Ptolemy Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Claudius Ptolemaeus, given contemporary German styling, in a 16th century engraved book frontispiece Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος; c. ...

Andromeda | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Argo Navis | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Cancer | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Cygnus | Delphinus | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Gemini | Hercules | Hydra | Leo | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lyra | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pegasus | Perseus | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Serpens | Taurus | Triangulum | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Virgo


Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in greek mythology. ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... The constellation Argo Navis drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 Argo Navis (or simply Argo) was a large southern constellation representing the Argo, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology. ... Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Auriga (Latin for chariot) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after a character in Greek mythology, and is considered to representing a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the software company, see Cygnus Solutions. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... The constellation Lyra (Latin for Lyre) already formed part of Ptolemys list of 48 constellations and is also one of the 88 modern constellations approved by the IAU. Lyra is not very big but still easy to find because its principal star, Vega, is also a vertex of the... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Pisces (♓, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ...

The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Boötes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Australis | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula

Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... Aquarius (♒), being Latin for of the water, is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the zodiac, the suns apparent path. ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Ram. ... Auriga (Latin for chariot) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (♋), Latin for crab, is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canes Venatici (Latin for hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus (♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Carina (Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after a character in Greek mythology, and is considered to representing a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Crux, being Latin for cross, commonly known as the Southern Cross (in contrast to the Northern Cross), is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but also one of the most famous. ... For the software company, see Cygnus Solutions. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can - barely - be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (♎, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... The constellation Lyra (Latin for Lyre) already formed part of Ptolemys list of 48 constellations and is also one of the 88 modern constellations approved by the IAU. Lyra is not very big but still easy to find because its principal star, Vega, is also a vertex of the... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus (known as the serpent holder) is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... Pisces (♓, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Puppis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (♐, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Taurus (♉) is one of the constellations of the zodiac, and its name is Latin for Bull. ... Telescopium - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Ursa Major is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Vela constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

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The form of this constellation really remembers to the one of a scorpion, reason why she is very showy, specially due to the considerable brightness of his main stars, emphasizing the red Antares.
One was one of the 18 zodiacal constellations.
Scorpius limits the north with the constellation of Ophiuchus, the east with Libra and Lupus, the south with the constellations of Ara and Norma and the west with Corona Australis, Sagittarius and again Ophiuchus.
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