Intro and Visual description
Libra is the only inanimate object in the zodiac. It was associated with the scales held by the goddess of justice.
Alpha Librae is a double-star resolvable by binoculars.
Origin and History
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.