The Constellation Ophiuchus

by Dominic Ford
Ophiuchus Ophiuchus
The constellation Ophiuchus. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.

Date First Appeared
Ancient
Sky Area
2.3% of the sky
948.3 square degrees
Messier Objects
Ophiuchus contains the following Messier objects: M9, M10, M12, M14, M19, M62, M107.
Caldwell Objects
Ophiuchus contains no Caldwell objects
Neighbors
The following constellations neighbor Ophiuchus: Aquila, Hercules, Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Serpens Caput, Serpens Cauda.
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Brightest Objects in Ophiuchus

Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Rasalhague (mag 2.1) IC 4665 (mag 4.2) Messier 10 (mag 6.6) NGC 6384 (mag 10.6)
Sabik (mag 2.4) NGC 6633 (mag 4.6) Messier 12 (mag 6.6) NGC 6368 (mag 13.0)
ζ-Oph (mag 2.6) NGC 6481 Messier 62 (mag 6.6) NGC 6509 (mag 13.0)
δ-Oph (mag 2.7) Messier 19 (mag 7.2) NGC 6570 (mag 13.0)
Cebalrai (mag 2.8) Messier 14 (mag 7.6) NGC 6296 (mag 14.0)
κ-Oph (mag 3.2) Messier 9 (mag 7.9) IC 1255 (mag 14.0)
ε-Oph (mag 3.2) Messier 107 (mag 8.1) NGC 6234 (mag 15.0)
θ-Oph (mag 3.3) NGC 6293 (mag 8.2) NGC 6615 (mag 15.0)
ν-Oph (mag 3.3) NGC 6356 (mag 8.4) NGC 6240 (mag 15.0)
HD 165777 (mag 3.7) NGC 6304 (mag 8.4) IC 1242 (mag 15.0)
γ-Oph (mag 3.7) NGC 6284 (mag 9.0) IC 4688 (mag 15.0)
HD 164353 (mag 4.0) NGC 6316 (mag 9.0) NGC 6220 (mag 15.0)
HD 165341 (mag 4.1) NGC 6287 (mag 9.2) NGC 6280 (mag 15.0)
Marfik (mag 4.1) NGC 6401 (mag 9.5) NGC 6378 (mag 15.0)
HD 157792 (mag 4.2) NGC 6355 (mag 9.6) IC 4691 (mag 15.0)
χ-Oph (mag 4.3) NGC 6342 (mag 9.9) IC 4676 (mag 16.0)
HD 157919 (mag 4.3) NGC 6366 (mag 10.0)
φ-Oph (mag 4.3) NGC 6235 (mag 10.2)
HD 155885 (mag 4.3) NGC 6517 (mag 10.3)
σ-Oph (mag 4.3) NGC 6325 (mag 10.7)
ι-Oph (mag 4.4) NGC 6426 (mag 11.2)
ξ-Oph (mag 4.4) IC 1257
HD 164577 (mag 4.4)
ω-Oph (mag 4.4)
ψ-Oph (mag 4.5)

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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