The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region in the constellation of Ophiuchus

This chart shows the large constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer). In the southern part of this constellation there is a spectacular region of dark and bright clouds, forming part of a region of star formation. This chart, which shows all the stars easily seen with the naked eye on a dark and clear night, shows the location of Rho Ophiuchi, the brightest star in the region.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:3 February 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1604
Size:3338 x 4226 px

About the Object

Name:Rho Ophiuchi
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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