- genitive of Serpens.
[sur-puh nz, -penz]
- the Serpent, a constellation consisting of two separate parts, the head (Serpens Caput) and the tail (Serpens Cauda), with Ophiuchus in between.
Origin of Serpens
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A little beyond the lower left-hand corner of the map is the star δ Serpentis, in the position shown in the Frontispiece, Map 3.
The stars θ1 and θ2 Serpentis form a wide double, the distance between the components being 21½ seconds.
- a faint extensive constellation situated in the N and S equatorial regions and divided into two parts, Serpens Caput (the head) lying between Ophiuchus and Boötes and Serpens Cauda (the tail) between Ophiuchus and Aquila
Word Origin for Serpens
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