Three constellations of the Zodiac, Scorpius, Libra, and eastern Virgo run across the picture from lower left to upper right. Smack in the middle, Libra is well defined by Zubeneschamali (just above center) and Zubenelgenubi (down and to the right). The bright reddish star toward lower left is Antares in Scorpius, while the bright white star at right is Spica in Virgo. Symra (Iota Vir) is up and to the left of Spica. Northern Lupus (identified here by Chi Lupi) lies below the three star head of Scorpius (which is up and to the right of Antares), while southern Ophiuchus and Serpens Caput lie at the upper left corner. Gamma Hydrae (in the tail of Hydra, the Water Serpent) is below Spica, with the end of the tail, Pi Hydrae to the left of it. Mu Virginis is well up and a bit to the right of Zubenelgenubi, while 109 Vir is up and a bit to the right of Mu Vir near the upper edge. 4 Cen is just above the lower edge down and a bit right of Pi Hydrae. 1, 3, 4, and T Cen are just off the picture below it.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.