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Boötes

Quick Facts

Name:Boötes
boe-OH-teez
Meaning:Herdsman (Proper)
Abbreviation:Boo
Genitive:Boötis
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -50°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:June, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:April 26
Right Ascension:14.73 hours
Declination:30.7 degrees
Area:906.831 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Boötes

About Boötes

In ancient times Boötes was the driver of oxen or the ploughman of the Triones. In more recent times he is thought to be the Driver of Asterion and Chara in their pursuit of the Bear (Ursa Major) around the pole.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
ArcturusAlpha Boo
NekkarBeta Boo
SeginusGamma Boo
IzarEpsilon Boo
MufridEta Boo
Asellus PrimusTheta Boo
Asellus SecondusIota Boo
Asellus TertiusKappa 2 Boo
AlkaluropsMu 1 Boo
Merga38 Boo

Neighboring Constellations

Coma BerenicesSerpens
Corona BorealisUrsa Major
DracoVirgo
Hercules
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