IRAS 16293-2422 is a multiple system of very young stars, around 400 light-years away in a large star-forming region called Rho Ophiuchi in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer
Serpens Caput, containing this immense snake's head, is to the west of the Serpent Bearer
(Ophiuchus), while Serpens Cauda, the beast's tail end, coils to his east.
The next morning the Moon is about 2[degrees] from eta Ophiuchi, which marks the leg of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer
The astronomers pointed ALMA at the young brown dwarf ISO-Oph 102, also known as Rho-Oph 102, in the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer
was known in ancient times as the herb healer, but there is also a thought that the constellation was named after a Polish king.
Codenamed GJ 1214b, the planet lies in the constellation of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
His De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii (The New Star on the Foot of the Serpent Bearer
) is the most important work on SN 1604 and it reflects the mathematical arrangement and rational reasoning of his astronomical research.
Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
, is well known for his treasure-trove of Messier globular clusters, but the constellation offers binocular observers plenty more.
Directly above Scorpius at this time is sprawling Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
, who separates Serpens, the only constellation that consists of two disjoint pieces.
Most of this space is taken up by the intertwined constellations Serpens, the Serpent, and Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
. At first glance these are just loose jumbles of unrelated, medium-faint stars, but it's not too hard to make out their patterns.
, as it's portrayed in Sky & Telescope's
The western half is informally called Serpens Caput, which means "the serpent's head." The eastern half is known as Serpens Cauda, "the serpent's tail." Giant Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
, lies between them.