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How far is Ophiuchus from Earth?

October 15, 2021
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How far is Ophiuchus from Earth?
How far is Ophiuchus from Earth?

Where is Ophiuchus located in the universe?

Ophiuchus [Oaf-ih-YOU-kus] spans 948 square degrees in area. It can be found northwest of the center of the Milky Way. It is situated near the constellations Aquila, Serpens and Hercules and opposite Orion. The southern part lies between Scorpius to the west and Sagittarius to the east.

What galaxy is Ophiuchus in?

In February 2020, astronomers reported that a 1.5 million light-year wide cavity in the Ophiuchus Supercluster originated from the central galaxy of the Ophiuchus Cluster….

Ophiuchus Supercluster
Right ascension 17h 10m 00s
Declination −22° 00′ 00″
Redshift z= 0,028
Distance (co-moving) 370 Mly

Who is Ophiuchus god?

Asclepius
In Greek myth, Ophiuchus represents the god of medicine, Asclepius. Asclepius was the son of Apollo and was taught by Chiron, the Centaur. He learned how to bring people back from the dead, which worried Hades.


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