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|List of stars in Boötes|
|Right ascension:||15 h|
|Area:||907 sq. deg. (13th)|
|Main stars:||7, 15|
|Stars known to have planets:||9|
|Brightest star:||Arcturus (α Boo) (−0.04m)|
|Nearest star:||Wolf 498 ( ly)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −50°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of June
|Other designations: Arctophylax|
Boötes, which is pronounced as (//), is a constellation in the northern sky. It is similar to the Greek word Βοώτης, which means herdsman - someone who takes care of animals that eat grass. Its shape is similar to the shape of a kite. Boötes contains the fourth brightest star in the night sky, which is called Arcturus. The astronomer Ptolemy listed it in the 2nd century when he made a list of 48 constellations.
References[change | edit source]
- Thompson, Robert Bruce; Thompson, Barbara Fritchman (2007). Illustrated Guide Astronomical Wonders. O'Reilly Books. ISBN 978-0-596-52685-6.
- Jim Kaler. "Boötes". Stars. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/boo-p.html. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.
- Fuchs, Jim. "Constellation History". Modern Constellations. http://modernconstellations.com/constellationhistory.html. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.