Scorpius constellation, optical image

Scorpius constellation, optical image

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Caption: Scorpius constellation. Optical image of Scorpius, a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere that is visible in summer. The Sun passes though it in late November. Its brightest star is the red giant Antares (Alpha Scorpii, upper right of centre). The central region of the Milky Way passes through the constellation, containing numerous nebulae (red) and star clusters.

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