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Scorpius Constellation
Constellation Scorpius the Scorpion

Scorpius, the Scorpion (Sco)  

(SCOR-pee-us)


The constellation of Scorpius, the Scorpion, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Antares at magnitude 0.96. The boundary of the Scorpius constellation contains 17 stars that host known exoplanets.

Red hypergiant AH Scorpii is the 8th largest known star in the universe at 1,400 times the size of the Sun.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SCOR-pee-us
      1. Meaning:
      2. Scorpion
      1. Genitive:
      2. Scorpii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sco
      1. Asterism:
      2. Fish Hook
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 16h 52m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -35° 20'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Antares  (0.96m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 17
      1. Sextuple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. Quintuple star systems:
      2. 5
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 4
      1. Black holes:
      2. 2

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).