Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Sagittarius ←     Scorpius: The Scorpion     → Sculptor

(possessive form Scorpii, abbreviation Sco) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Scorpius is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Maps of Scorpius
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
The horizontal bands represent the Ecliptic (marked in degrees) and the Zodiac

Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing Scorpius

From Bode's 1801 Uranographia (Image Credit and © Tartu Observatory Virtual Museum; used by permission)
Portion of Bode's Uranographia showing the region near Scorpius

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

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

Stars in Scorpius
     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 Sco (Antares)

β Sco

γ Sco

δ Sco

ε Sco

Objects of Interest
NGC 6302 (RA 17 13 45, Dec -37 06 12) -- The Butterfly Nebula, a young planetary nebula.
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Sagittarius ←     Scorpius: The Scorpion     → Sculptor