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Draco Constellation
Constellation Draco

Draco, the Dragon (Dra)

The constellation of Draco, the Dragon, is best viewed in the Summer season during the month of July for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Eltanin at magnitude 2.24. The boundary of the Draco constellation contains 22 stars that host known exoplanets.

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

      1. Meaning:
      2. Dragon
      1. Genitive:
      2. Draconis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Dra
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. July
      1. Circumpolar** (N=northern, S=southern):
      2. N
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 17h 57m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 66° 4'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Eltanin (2.24m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 22
      1. Messier objects:
      2. M102,
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C3, C6,
      1. Other:
      2. 2 Carbon stars

    * 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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