Ophiuchus

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Ophiuchus
Constellation
Ophiuchus
Abbreviation Oph
Genitive Ophiuchi
Pronunciation /ɒfiˈjuːkəs/ Ophiúchus,
genitive /ɒfiˈjuːk/
Seembolism the serpent-bearer
Richt ascension 17 h
Declination −8°
Quadrant SQ3
Aurie 948 sq. deg. (11t)
Main starns 10
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
62
Starns wi planets 13
Starns brichter than 3.00m 5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 11
Brichtest starn α Oph (Ras Alhague) (2.08m)
Nearest starn Barnard's Starn
(5.98 ly, 1.83 pc)
Messier objects 7
Meteor showers Ophiuchids
Northern May Ophiuchids
Southern May Ophiuchids
Theta Ophiuchids
Borderin
constellations
Hercules
Serpens
Libra
Scorpius
Sagittarius
Aquila
Veesible at latitudes atween +80° an −80°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Julie.

Ophiuchus /ɒfiˈjuːkəs/ is a lairge constellation locatit aroond the celestial equator. Its name is frae the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος "serpent-bearer", an it is commonly representit as a man graspin the snake that is representit bi the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus wis ane o the 48 constellations leetit bi the 2nt-century astronomer Ptolemy, an it remains ane o the 88 modren constellations. It wis umwhile referred tae as Serpentarius /sɜrpənˈtɛəriəs/ an Anguitenens.

Coordinates: Sky map 17h 00m 00s, +00° 00′ 00″