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Bootes Constellation
Constellation Bootes the Herdsman Star Map

Bootes, the Herdsman (Boo)  


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  (-0.04m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 14
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1

    * 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).