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Bootes Constellation
Constellation Bootes the Herdsman

Bootes, the Herdsman (Boo)    

The constellation of Bootes, the Herdsman, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of June for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Arcturus at magnitude -0.04. The boundary of the Bootes constellation contains 14 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes) under ideal dark-sky conditions.

      1. Meaning:
      2. Herdsman
      1. Genitive:
      2. Bootis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Boo
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 14h 41m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 32° 20'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Arcturus (-0.04m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 14
      1. Triple Stars:
      2. 1
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C45,

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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