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Bootes Constellation
Constellation Bootes the Herdsman Star Map

Bootes, the Herdsman (Boo)  

(boo-OH-teez)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. boo-OH-teez
      1. Meaning:
      2. Herdsman
      1. Genitive:
      2. Bootis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Boo
      1. Asterism:
      2. Kite
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. June
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 14h 41m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 32° 20'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Arcturus  (-0.04)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 14



    Double Stars in Bootes

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Bootes.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Kappa Bootis
        2. 4.5, 6.6
        3. double
        1. Iota Bootis
        2. 4.8, 7.4
        3. double
        1. Pi Bootis
        2. 4.9, 5.8
        3. double
        1. Epsilon Bootis
        2. 2.6, 4.8
        3. double
        1. Xi Bootis
        2. 4.8, 7.0
        3. double
        1. Delta Bootis
        2. 3.6, 7.9
        3. double
        1. Mu Bootis
        2. 4.3, 7.1
        3. double



      Star Clusters in Bootes

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Bootes :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Exoplanets in Bootes

        These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Bootes. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

            1. Host star name
            2. Exoplanet name

          * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).