Central Scorpius curves from upper right to lower left, dominated at
upper right by first magnitude reddish Antares, which is flanked to the right
by Sigma Scorpii, down and to the left by Tau Sco. Moving down and to the left, we
encounter Epsilon, the unrelated pair Mu-1 and 2, and then the equally unrelated
Zeta-1 and 2. Scorpius is here surrounded by Ophiuchus at
the top (with Theta Oph at the upper left, Rho Oph directly above Sigma),
Norma at the bottom (Mu Nor the brightest star toward lower left),
and Lupus toward lower right (with Chi Lup at the lower right edge).
Four globular clusters (Messier 4, 19, 62, and 80) can
be seen in the top half, while several open clusters
flock the lower left. Toward bottom center, HR 6094 hosts an
orbiting planet. Note the dark Pipe Nebula at upper right.