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Scorpius
Constellation
Abbreviation Sco
Genitive Scorpii
Right ascension 16 hrs. 53 min. 15 sec.
Declination −30° 44' 12"
Area 497 sq. deg. (33rd)
Main stars 15
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
45
Stars with planets 5
Stars brighter than 3.00m 13
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 3
Brightest star Antares (α Sco) (0.96m)
Nearest star HD 156384
ly,  pc)
Messier objects 4
Meteor showers Alpha Scorpiids
Omega Scorpiids
Bordering
constellations
Sagittarius
Ophiuchus
Libra
Lupus
Norma
Ara
Corona Australis
Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.

Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol Scorpio.svg, Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is also known as "Scorpio". It is a large constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.

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