Rasalhague

Rasalhague

(ras -al-hayg) See Ophiuchus.
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Ophiuchus's top star, marking his head, is fairly bright: Rasalhague, Alpha ([alpha]) Ophiuchi.
The first syllable of the name Rasalgethi also appears in the names of two other prominent stars that are at their highest at almost exactly the same time as Rasalgethi: Rastaban (Beta Draconis in the head of the Dragon) and Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi in the head of the Serpent-Bearer).
But it's fairly easy to locate to the east of Lyra and above Rasalhague, the brightest star in its sector of the sky.
Sprawling and mostly dim, Ophiuchus has a fairly bright, 2nd-magnitude head--Alpha (a) Ophiuchi, also known as Rasalhague.
Ophiuchus's top star, marking his head, is fairly bright; this is Rasalhague, Alpha (a) Ophiuchi.
Some 25[degrees] to their east (left in the Northern Hemisphere) is Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi), the brightest star in its sector of sky by a fair margin.
If our Sun were moved to that distance Rasalhague would outshine it by only 25 times; neither one is truly luminous as stars go.
His starry head, Rasalgethi, is near the head of Ophiuchus, Rasalhague, as though our hero is offering help with the monstrous serpent that Ophiuchus is wrestling.
Try tracing the triangle formed by Vega, Altair, and Rasalhague ([alpha] Ophiuchi).
The pointy hat of the Tin Man, in this imagining, would be the 2nd-magnitude star Rasalhague ("head of the snake-charmer").
Our new triangle to the west is formed by Vega, Altair, and Rasalhague.