Draco (constellation)

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Draco
Constellation
Draco
AbbreviationDra
GenitiveDraconis
Pronunciation
Symbolismthe Dragon
Right ascension17
Declination+65
QuadrantNQ3
Area1083 sq. deg. (8th)
Main stars14
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Stars with planets19
Stars brighter than 3.00m3
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)7
Brightest starγ Dra (Eltanin) (2.24m)
Messier objects1
Meteor showersDraconids
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −15°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.

Draco is a constellation in the northern sky.

Deep-sky objects[change | change source]