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Ophiuchus - The Serpent Holder
             O Rasalhague


           o Kelb al Rai

o       o                                   o Marfik

             * M14                                       o Yed Prior

                                                        o Yed Posterior


                                  * M107
               O Sabik
  • Right Ascension: 17.18 hours
  • Declination: -4.24 degrees
  • Visable between latitudes 80 and -80 degrees
  • Best seen in July (9pm)

Deep Sky Objects

  • M9 (globular cluster)
  • M10 (globular cluster)
  • M12 (globular cluster)
  • M14 (globular cluster)
  • M19 (globular cluster)
  • M62 (globular cluster)
  • M107 (globular cluster)
Pluto will be located in this constellation until December 2003 except for a brief period in March/April of 2003 where it is in Serpens.

O`phi*u"chus (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , lit., holding a serpent; a serpent + to hold.] Astron.

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, delineated as a man holding a serpent in his hands; -- called also Serpentarius.


© Webster 1913.

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