Serpens


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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.


Serpens represents the Serpent from which Ophiuchus gain the knowledge to heal and thus founded medicine.


Serpens is a bi-partite contellation with Serpent's Head (Serpens Caput) positioned West of Ophiuchus, while Serpent's Tail (Serpens Cauda) stretches East of it. Deep sky objects are are listed separately for each of those parts.


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