Find the Crown of the Scorpion

Here's a cool asterism, or noticeable pattern of stars, to look for in your sky. The Scorpion’s Crown consists of just 3 stars.

Antares is the Heart of the Scorpion

Bright red Antares is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius and represents the Scorpion's Heart.

Coathanger: Looks like its name

The Coathanger star cluster resembles its namesake and is easy to spot through binoculars. Use the star Albireo - part of the Summer Triangle - to find it.

Use the Southern Cross to find due south

From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. But there's no bright star marking the direction south, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere. Instead, the Southern Cross points the way.