Ophiuchus oh fee YOU kuss The Serpent Bearer
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Ras Alhague
means: "Head of the
Serpent Collector"
Alpha Ophiuchi
17h 34' 56
+12 33' 36
47 2.08 A5III Blue White
Giant
Cebelrai
"The Shepherd's Dog"
Beta Ophiuchi
17h 43' 28.3
+4 34' 2
82 2.76 K2 III Orange Giant
Gamma
Ophiuchi
17h 47' 53.5
+2 42' 26
95 3.75 A0V Blue White
Main Sequence
Yed Prior
"The Leading Hand"
Delta Ophiuchi
16h 14' 20.6
-3 41' 40
170 2.73 M1III Red Giant Hands of the
Serpent Bearer
- Unrelated Pair -
on the border of
the constellation
Yed Posterior
"The Following Hand"
Epsilon Ophiuchi
16h 18' 19.2
-4 41' 33
107 3.23 G8III Yellow
Giant
Zeta Ophiuchi 16h 37' 9.4
-10 34' 2
460 2.54 09.5V Blue
Main Sequence
Sabik
Eta Ophiuchi
17h 10' 22.6
-15 43' 29
84 2.43 A2V Blue White
Main Sequence
Theta
Ophiuchi
17h 22' 0.5
-24 59' 58
193 4.32 A0/A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Iota
Ophiuchi
16h 54' 0.4
+10 9' 55
230 4.39 B8V Blue
Main Sequence
Kappa
Ophiuchi
16h 57' 40
+9 22' 30
86 3.19 K2III Orange Giant
Marfik
Lambda Ophiuchi
Lambda A
Lambda B
16h 30' 54.7
+1 59' 2
166 4.18 A0V Blue White
Main Sequence
5.22 A4V Blue White
Main Sequence
Mu
Ophiuchi
17h 37' 50.6
-8 7' 8
550 4.58 B8II-III Blue
Giant
Nu
Ophiuchi
17h 59' 1.5
-9 46' 25
150 3.32 K0III Orange
Giant
Xi
Ophiuchi
17h 21' 0.1
-21 6' 46
57 4.39 F2/F3V White
Main Sequence

Omicron 1
Ophiuchi
17h 18' 0.6
-24 17' 13
360 5.31 K0II-III Orange
Giant
possible wide
Orbital Binary
Omicron 2
Ophiuchi
17h 18' 0.4
-24 17' 3
6.71 F6IV-V White
Main Sequence


Rho
Ophiuchi
Rho 1
Rho 2
Rho 3
16h 25' 35.1
-23 26' 50
400 4.57 B2IV Blue
Sub Giant
Likely
Evolutionary
Related
16h 25' 35.2
-23 24' 19
7.27 B5V(i-) Blue
Main Sequence
16h 23' 24.5
-23 27' 37
6.75 B3/B4V(i-) Blue
Main Sequence
Sigma
Ophiuchi
17h 26' 30.8
+4 8' 25
1200 4.34 K2II Orange
Bright Giant
Tau 1
Tau Ophiuchi
Tau 2
18h 3' 4.8
-8 10' 50
170 6.00 F5V White
Main Sequence
Binary
5.33 F2V
Upsilon
Ophiuchi
16h 27' 48.1
-8 22' 18
122 4.62 A3 Blue White
Main Sequence
Phi
Ophiuchi
16h 31' 8.2
-16 36' 46
210 4.29 G8/K0III Yellow
Giant
Chi
Ophiuchi
16h 27' 1.3
-18 27' 23
490 4.22 B2IV Blue
Sub Giant
Psi
Ophiuchi
16h 24' 6.1
-20 2' 15
178 4.48 K0III Orange
Giant
Omega
Ophiuchi
16h 32' 8
-21 27' 59
175 4.45 A7 Blue White
Main Sequence
12 Ophiuchi 16h 36' 21.3
-2 19' 29
32 5.77 K2V Orange
Main Sequence
26
Ophiuchi
17h 0' 9.4
-24 59' 21
108 5.74 F4V White
Main Sequence
36 A
36 Ophiuchi
36 B
17h 15' 20.9
-26 36' 10
19.5 5.22 K2V Orange
Main Sequence
Binary
Among Closest
17h 15' 20.7
-26 36' 5
5.21 K0V
44
Ophiuchi
17h 26' 22.1
-24 10' 31
84 4.16 A3IV Blue White
Sub GIant
45
Ophiuchi
17h 27' 21.2
-29 52' 1
111 4.28 F3III White
Giant
58
Ophiuchi
17h 43' 25.7
-21 41' 0
57 4.86 F6/F7V White
Main Sequence
70 A
70 Ophiuchi
70 B
18h 5' 27.2
+2 29' 58
16.6 4.33
6.17
K0V
K4V
Orange
Main Sequence
Among Closest
72
Ophiuchi
18h 7' 20.9
+9 33' 50
83 3.71 A4IV Blue White
Sub Giant
6493
Ophiuchi
17h 26' 37.9
-5 5' 12
98 4.50 F3V White
Main Sequence
RS
Ophiuchi
~ 17h 40'
~ -3
? 11 ? ? Rare class of
Recurrent Novas
Barney
Barnard's Star
~ 17h 50'
~ +4
6.1 9.54 M4V Red
Main Sequence
2nd Closest Star
Largest Proper Motion
2 planets suspected
- likely Gas Giants -