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 (ŏf′ē-yo͞o′kəs, ō′fē-)
A constellation in the equatorial region near Hercules and Scorpius.

[Latin Ophiūchus, from Greek ophioukhos : ophis, serpent + okhos, holder (from ekhein, to hold; see segh- in Indo-European roots).]


n, Latin genitive Ophiuchi (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a large constellation lying on the celestial equator between Hercules and Scorpius and containing the dark nebula, Ophiuchus Nebula
[C17: via Latin from Greek Ophioukhos, from ophis snake + ekhein to hold]
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Noun1.Ophiuchus - a large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius
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IRAS 16293-2422 is a multiple system of very young stars, around 400 light-years away in a large star-forming region called Rho Ophiuchi in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer).
Caption: DAZZLING COLOR The giant molecular cloud in Ophiuchus includes the colorful region surrounding the multiple star system Rho Ophiuchi as well as the bright star Antares jn Scorpius, whose reflected light produces the yellowish nebulosity in this deep photo.
Saturn, in Ophiuchus, hangs below the crescent moon on the 24th.
amp;nbsp;The addition, a serpent-bearing sign known as Ophiuchus, reportedly joined the traditional dozen signs based on an error in the ancient Babylonian's astrological calculations.
Few believed Rho when she pronounced that Ophiuchus would return to wreak havoc.
Observations of gas clouds where stars are forming in the Milky Way have turned up gaseous oxygen in only two locations: the dark Rho Ophiuchi cloud in the constellation Ophiuchus and the more famous Orion nebula.
The next morning the Moon is about 2[degrees] from eta Ophiuchi, which marks the leg of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer.
Serpens is intertwined with the stars of the Ophiuchus constellation, which is why it is in two parts, namely Serpens Caput (the head) en Serpens Clouda (the tail), which makes it somewhat complex.
Stretching across almost 100 light-years of space, the Snake nebula is located about 11,700 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus.
The planets are GJ 436b, located 36 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo, and GJ 1214b, 40 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus.
His book contained an original drawing of the position of the stars with the shadow of Ophiuchus framing the constellation.
It also said the eclipse starts in southern Ophiuchus about 13 degress East of Antares, the brightest star in Sagittarius.