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Draco Constellation
Constellation Draco the Dragon

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  (2.24m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 22
      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 (and not at all in the opposite).