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Serpens Constellation
Constellation Serpens

Serpens, the Serpent (Ser)

The constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of July for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Unukalhai at magnitude 2.63. The boundary of the Serpens constellation contains 14 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. Serpent
      1. Genitive:
      2. Serpentis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Ser
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -13°
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Unukalhai (2.63m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 14
      1. Quadruple Stars:
      2. 2
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1

    * 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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