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Libra Constellation
Constellation Libra the Balance Star Map

Libra, the Balance (Lib)


The constellation of Libra, the Balance, is best viewed in Summer during the month of June. It's brightest star is Zubeneschamali at magnitude 2.61. The boundary of the Libra constellation contains 8 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LIB-bru
      1. Meaning:
      2. Balance
      1. Genitive:
      2. Librae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lib
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 15h 11m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -15° 33'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Zubeneschamali  (2.61)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 8

    Double Stars in Libra

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

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Alpha Librae
        2. 2.7, 5.2
        3. double

      Star Clusters in Libra

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

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

        Galaxies in Libra

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Libra:

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

          * 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).