Scorpius

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Scorpius
Scorpius
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List of stars in Scorpius
Abbreviation: Sco
Genitive: Scorpii
Symbology: the Scorpion
Right ascension: 16 hrs. 53 min. 15 sec. h
Declination: −30° 44' 12"°
Area: 497 sq. deg. (33rd)
Main stars: 15
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 45
Stars known to have planets: 5
Bright stars: 13
Nearby stars: 3
Brightest star: Antares (α Sco) (0.96m)
Nearest star: HD 156384 (22.74 ly)
Messier objects: 4
Meteor showers: Alpha Scorpiids
Omega Scorpiids
Bordering constellations: Sagittarius
Ophiuchus
Libra
Lupus
Norma
Ara
Corona Australis
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July

Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol Scorpio.svg, Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is also known as "Scorpio". It is a large constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.

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