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Draco Constellation
Constellation Draco the Dragon Star Map

Draco, the Dragon (Dra)  

(DRAY-co)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. DRAY-co
      1. Meaning:
      2. Dragon
      1. Genitive:
      2. Draconis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Dra
      1. Asterism:
      2. Lozenge
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      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  (2.24)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 22



    Double Stars in Draco

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

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. 16/17 Draconis
        2. 5.4, 6.4, 5.5
        3. triple
        1. Mu Draconis
        2. 5.7, 5.7
        3. double
        1. Nu Draconis
        2. 4.9, 4.9
        3. double
        1. Psi Draconis
        2. 4.6, 5.6
        3. double
        1. 40/41 Draconis
        2. 5.7, 6.0
        3. double



      Nebulae in Draco

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Draco :

          1. Nebula name
          2. Catalog #
          3. Nebula type



        Galaxies in Draco

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Draco :

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Galaxy type



          Exoplanets in Draco

          These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Draco. 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).