The long, winding asterism associated with Scorpius can be seen in this image, with many of the brightest stars labeled. The bright asterisms of most constellations require a bit of imagination if you wish to see the object associated with that asterism in the pattern of stars, but not so much here, as it is possible to see head of a scorpion followed by a curling tail, with two stars (Lambda and Upsilon) marking the stinger. This image was taken just after dark in early August, with Scorpius struggling to get over the the southern horizon here in northern Iowa. Lying near the direction of the galactic center, Scorpius is rich in interesting objects to observe, open star cluster M6 and M7, and globular star cluster M4 among the brightest. The group of stars in the upper left corner of this image belong to the constellation Ophiuchus, with Theta Ophiuchi being the brightest member of the unlabeled group seen here. The unlabeled stars above Antares and Sigma also mostly lie in Ophiuchus, although the two stars seen closest to Antares and Sigma are is still in Scorpius