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Serpens Constellation
Constellation Serpens the Serpent Star Map

Serpens, the Serpent (Ser)  

(SER-punz)


The constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Unukalhai at magnitude 2.63. The boundary of the Serpens constellation contains 14 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SER-punz
      1. Meaning:
      2. Serpent
      1. Genitive:
      2. Serpentis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ser
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -13°
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Unukalhai  (2.63)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 14



    Double Stars in Serpens

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

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Delta Serpentis
        2. 4.2, 5.2
        3. double
        1. Theta Serpentis
        2. 4.6, 4.9
        3. double



      Star Clusters in Serpens

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

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



        Nebulae in Serpens

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

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



          Galaxies in Serpens

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

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



            Neutron Stars in Serpens

            These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Serpens. 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



              Exoplanets in Serpens

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Serpens. 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).