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Zodiac: Gemini
May 22 - Jun 21
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Scorpius (Scorpion)

The shape of the scorpion shape can easily be spotted in this wonderful constellation. According to the ancient myth, this constellation represents the scorpion, that killed the hunter Orion with a sting. Even today, Orion is still running away from the Scorpion: the constellation of Orion is setting in the west when Scorpius is rising in the east.
 
The Scorpion is a magnificent constellation of the zodiac. Its shape is very distinct and hence it is easy to find. It lies in a densely populated region of our Milky Way galaxy, and it is filled with fantastic astronomical observing objects. Even with binoculars, it is a joy to look at the Scorpion with the beauty of the Milky Way.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between October 24 and November 22. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Antares (α Scorpii).
Neighboring constellations are Libra, Lupus, Norma, Ara, Corona Australis, Sagittarius, and Ophiucus. Have a look at our full list of all constellations.
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Latin name:  Scorpius (Sco)
English name:  Scorpion
Abbreviation:  Sco
Zodiac:  October 24 - November 22
Brightest star:  Antares (α Scorpii)
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Objects in Scorpion

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M4 (NGC 6121)
a globular cluster in the constellation Scorpion
Image credit: NASA/STScI/WikiSky
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NGC 6302 (Butterfly nebula; Bug nebula)
a planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpion
Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

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