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Serpens Constellation
Constellation Serpens the Serpent Star Map

Serpens, the Serpent (Ser)


The Northern 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

    Brightest Stars in Serpens

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Serpens by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Serpens

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

          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 and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Serpens . Also see all star clusters.

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

          Nebulae in Serpens

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Serpens. Also see all nebulae.

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

            Galaxies in Serpens

            The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Serpens. Also see all galaxies.

                1. Galaxy name
                2. Alt name
                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. Also see all neutron stars.

                  1. Neutron star
                  2. Type

                * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

                ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).