Scorpius

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Scorpius
Constellation
Scorpius
AbbreviationSco
GenitiveScorpii
Pronunciation/ˈskɔːrpiəs/,
genitive /ˈskɔːrpi/
Seembolismthe Scorpion
Richt ascension16.8875 h
Declination−30.7367°
QuadrantSQ3
Aurie497 sq. deg. (33rd)
Main starns18
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
47
Starns wi planets14
Starns brichter than 3.00m13
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brichtest starnAntares (α Sco) (0.96m)
Nearest starnGliese 682
(16.44 ly, 5.04 pc)
Messier objects4
Meteor showersAlpha Scorpiids
Omega Scorpiids
Borderin
constellations
Sagittarius
Ophiuchus
Libra
Lupus
Norma
Ara
Corona Australis
Veesible at latitudes atween +40° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Julie.

Scorpius, whiles kent as Scorpio, is ane o the constellations o the zodiac. Its name is Laitin for scorpion, an its seembol is Scorpio.svg (Unicode ♏). It lies atween Libra tae the wast an Sagittarius tae the east. It is a lairge constellation locatit in the soothren hemisphere near the centre o the Milky Way.

Coordinates: Sky map 16h 53m 15s, −30° 44′ 12″