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Libra is a Zodiac constellation in the southern sky.


Libra
Latin name Libra
Latin genitive Librae
International abbreviation Lib
Number of stars 122
Symbology Balance


Remarkable objects

Brightest stars

  • α Librae, Zubenelgenubi, magnitude 2.90
  • β Librae, Zubenelchemali, 2.74
  • γ Librae, Zubenelacrab, 4.02
  • δ Librae, Zubenelakribi, variable, 4.8-5.9: period 2.33 days

History and mythology

Libra's stars were originally part of Scorpius, called Chelae, the Scorpion's Claw.

References



88 Official Constellations by IAU

AndromedaAntliaApusAquariusAquilaAraAriesAurigaBoötesCaelumCamelopardalisCancerCanes VenaticiCanis MajorCanis MinorCapricornusCarinaCassiopeiaCentaurusCepheusCetusChamaeleonCircinusColumbaComa BerenicesCorona AustralisCorona BorealisCorvusCraterCruxCygnusDelphinusDoradoDracoEquuleusEridanusFornaxGeminiGrusHerculesHorologiumHydraHydrusIndusLacertaLeoLeo MinorLepusLibraLupusLynxLyraMensaMicroscopiumMonocerosMuscaNormaOctansOphiuchusOrionPavoPegasusPerseusPhoenixPictorPiscesPiscis AustrinusPuppisPyxisReticulumSagittaSagittariusScorpiusSculptorScutumSerpensSextansTaurusTelescopiumTriangulumTriangulum AustraleTucanaUrsa MajorUrsa MinorVelaVirgoVolansVulpecula