An asterism within Boötes that encompasses most of that constellation'sbrighterstars (to the extent that some sources prefer to use the 'Kite' as an alternative name for the entire constellation). The Kite comprises four stars that together from a distinctive kite-shaped form pointing northward and a little eastward in the sky.
As an informal asterism, there is no official specification of the stars of the Kite, and some sources add two further stars to the shape. One of these, Izar, falls almost exactly halfway between Arcturus and Delta Boötis, and so makes little difference to the overall shape. The other, Rho Boötis, falls somewhat inside the 'kite' shape, and its inclusion adds an indentation to the asterism's longer western edge, making it more reminiscent of its alternative identity, the Ice Cream Cone, than a simple Kite shape.