Abbreviation: Â Boo
English Name: Â The Herdsmans
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Coma Berenices and Corona Borealis.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -50 degrees
Best season: Spring/Summer
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:Â May/June
Seen between:Â March and July
Right Ascension (RA):Â 15 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +30 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 907Â (13th)
Bootes (The Herdsman)
- Bootes is an elongated constellation;
- The brightest star in north of the Celestial equator – Arcturus.
- It is an orange giant star to the naked-eye at the night sky.
- 100 times more luminous-bright than the Sun.
- No Messier objects in Bootes.
Features of Interest
- Bootes is in a part of theÂ celestial sphereÂ facing away from the plane of our home galaxy – Milky Way, and so does not have open clusters or nebulae.
- ArcturusÂ (Alpha Boo)
- NekkarÂ (Beta Boo)
- SeginusÂ (Gamma Boo)
- IZARÂ (Epsilon Boo)
- MufridÂ (Eta Boo)
- Asellus PrimusÂ (Theta Boo)
- Asellus SecondusÂ (Iota Boo)
- Asellus TertiusÂ (Kappa 2 Boo)
- AlkaluropsÂ (Mu 1 Boo)
- MergaÂ (38 Boo)
- Photo of the constellation – Bootes, as it appears to the naked-eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Bootes
- List of stars in Bootes.
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