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Scorpius Constellation
Constellation Scorpius

Scorpius, the Scorpion (Sco)

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

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Scorpion
      1. Genitive:
      2. Scorpii
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sco
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      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. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 17
      1. Sextuple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Quintuple Stars:
      2. 5
      1. Triple Stars:
      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.



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