Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Octans ←Ophiuchus: The Serpent Holder→ Orion

(possessive form Ophiuchi, abbreviation Oph) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Ophiuchus is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy. It was also known as Serpentarius.

Historical Map of Ophiuchus (and Serpens)
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image from the USNO copy of the 1661 edition of Bayer's Uranometria)
Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing the region near Ophiuchus and Serpens
The horizontal bands at the bottom represent the Ecliptic (with degree markings) and the Zodiac

Modern Map of Ophiuchus
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Ophiuchus

Constellations Bordering Ophiuchus
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Ophiuchus
 Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Oph (Rasalhague)

β Oph

γ Oph

δ Oph

ε Oph
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Octans ←Ophiuchus: The Serpent Holder→ Orion