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Ophiuchus (Ophiuchus)

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Hemisphere Visible

Northern and Southern

The brightest stars in Ophiuchus include α Ophiuchi, called Rasalhague (at the figure's head).

In Roman era Mythology, Ophiuchus represents Asclepius, who learned how to keep death at bay from a serpent bringing another herbs. To prevent the human race from becoming immortal, zeus killed him but placed him in the heavens to honour him.

Neighbouring Constellations

Scorpius (Scorpion)

Serpens (Serpent)

Sagittarius (Archer)

Aquila (Eagle)

Hercules (Hercules)

Libra (Balance)

Picture of Ophiuchus