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Boötes

The Herdsman

Constellation of the northern sky

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GenitiveBoötis
AbbreviationBoo
Right Ascension13h36 to 15h49
Declination+7° 22' to +55° 33'
Area (sq deg)907
Brightest StarArcturus
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesA large constellation of the northern sky, most notable for its brilliant Alpha star, Arcturus, which is the fourth brightest star in the entire sky.
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A prominent northern constellation dominated by the bright star Arcturus.

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