Libra, the Scales, is a lopsided box that lies
toward the upper right. The upper part of
Scorpius is seen in the
lower left hand corner, dominated by bright Antares. The three near-vertical
stars up and to the right of Antares make the Scorpion's head.
Libra is best noted by the two modestly bright stars toward the upper
right hand corner that represent the Scorpion's outstretched claws,
Zubenelgenubi (the southern claw) near the right center edge,
Zubeneschamali (the northern claw) at the top (Delta Lib to the right of it,
Gamma down and to the left of it).
Zubenhakrabi (a lesser-known
"claw," which was at one time part of Scorpius and known as Gamma Scorpii)
is near the lower right corner. Iota-1 and 2 are the stellar pair to the
right of center. Go back to Libra.