"Twisting the Tail of the Scorpion."

Davis, John
September 2009
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Fall2009, Issue 63, p20
The article highlights astronomical objects that can be seen in the constellation of Scorpius. According to the author, the M6 and M7 are open star clusters and can be seen from the Earth through binoculars or by the naked eye during dark, clear nights. He reveals that both clusters were known during the ancient times, as evident in Claudius Ptolemy's document, "Almagest," written in 2nd century A.D. He also discusses the cluster M4 lying 1.3 degrees west of Antares.


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