Ophiuchus


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Ophiuchus

(of-ee-yoo -kŭs, oh-fee-) (Serpent Bearer) A large equatorial constellation near Scorpius, lying partly in the Milky Way. The brightest star is the 2nd-magnitude white giant Rasalhague (α), which lies close to Rasalgethi (Alpha [α] Herculis). The area contains the supernova remnant of Kepler's star, the Rho (ρ) Ophiuchi cloud, in which there is active star formation (see Rho Ophiuchi cloud), the loose open cluster IC 4665, and many globular clusters. Abbrev.: Oph; genitive form: Ophiuchi; approx. position: RA 17h, dec –7°; area: 948 sq deg.
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Like the other 12 signs of the Zodiac - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, the seldom-recognized Ophiuchus is a constellation of stars with symbolic roots in (http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2042520,00.html) ancient Greek mythology .
Few believed Rho when she pronounced that Ophiuchus would return to wreak havoc.
Observations of gas clouds where stars are forming in the Milky Way have turned up gaseous oxygen in only two locations: the dark Rho Ophiuchi cloud in the constellation Ophiuchus and the more famous Orion nebula.
Serpens is intertwined with the stars of the Ophiuchus constellation, which is why it is in two parts, namely Serpens Caput (the head) en Serpens Clouda (the tail), which makes it somewhat complex.
Stretching across almost 100 light-years of space, the Snake nebula is located about 11,700 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus.
The planets are GJ 436b, located 36 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. Despite numerous efforts, the nature of the atmospheres surrounding these planets had eluded definitive characterization until now.
From there it's a short step west towards Ophiuchus, for M10 and M12 --both magnitude 6.6 objects, Also in Ophiuchus are M19 (mag 7.2), M14 (mag 7.6), M9 (mag 7.9), and M107 (mag 8.1).
It also said the eclipse starts in southern Ophiuchus about 13 degress East of Antares, the brightest star in Sagittarius.
He played bass guitar with folk/rock band Ophiuchus, which he formed with his guitarist brother Jon in 1986.
The piece went on to say that, in fact, there was now a new sign, Ophiuchus, which fell smack in the middle of Scorpio and Sagittarius, displacing every other sign in the cycle by several days and changing many people's signs, depending on where they fell within its time period.
Astrologers have revealed a gradual tilt in its axis has also led to a new kid on the zodiac block - Ophiuchus for people born between November 29 and December 17.
According to Twitter, a social networking site that encourages psychobabble, a new sign - Ophiuchus - has been added to the Zodiac.