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Scorpius Constellation
Constellation Scorpius the Scorpion Star Map

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  (0.96)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 17
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. stars



    Double Stars in Scorpius

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Scorpius.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Xi Scorpii
        2. 4.9, 7.3
        3. double
        1. Struve 1999
        2. 7.5, 8.1
        3. double
        1. Beta Scorpii
        2. 2.6, 4.5
        3. double
        1. Nu Scorpii
        2. 4.4, 6.6
        3. double



      Star Clusters in Scorpius

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Scorpius :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Nebulae in Scorpius

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Scorpius :

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type



          Neutron Stars in Scorpius

          These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Scorpius. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

              1. Neutron star
              2. Type



            Black Holes in Scorpius

            These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Scorpius. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

                1. Black hole
                2. Type
                1. IGR J17091-3624
                2. stellar
                1. V1033 Sco
                2. stellar



              Exoplanets in Scorpius

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Scorpius. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                  1. Host star name
                  2. Exoplanet name

                * 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).