And it's near the moon in Friday night's sky. How to spot this planet and the nearby bright star Antares, in the constellation Scorpius.
Antares & friends Antares is a supergiant star with a stellar classification of M1.5Iab-b. It has a radius of approximately 883 times that of the Sun; if it were placed in the center of our solar system, its outer surface would lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. via Dark Matter on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Matter/113077625507306
Antares star(Alpha Scorpii – A Red Supergiant)
Rho Ophiuchus Nebula Complex This amazing complex of nebulosity revealed on long exposure color photographs is one of the most beautiful areas of the entire night sky.
Antares and Rho Ophiuchus Region - simply beautiful. It contains a complex mix of emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, dust lanes which obscure the background stars, and star clusters.
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#RhoOphiuchi & #Antares | A colorful orb decorates the region surrounding the bright triple star Rho Ophiuchus. Probably no other region provides such an impressive spectacle of colorful glowing gases juxtaposed with converging dark rivers of thick dust. The area is highlighted by the bright star Antares, a red supergiant 40,000 times more luminous than our sun.