Intro and Visual description
Libra is the only inanimate object in the zodiac. Originally comprised the claws of the Scorpion, but was detached from Scorpius by the Romans to represent the vernal equinox. Has also been associated with the scales held by the goddess of justice. Libra is included in the ancient star catalog of Ptolemy, and known as the Claws of the Scorpion in the catlogs of Eudoxos of Knidos and Aratos of Soli.
Alpha Librae is a double-star resolvable by binoculars.