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Draco
Constellation
Abbreviation Dra
Genitive Draconis
Pronunciation
Symbolism the Dragon
Right ascension 17
Declination +65
Quadrant NQ3
Area 1083 sq. deg. (8th)
Main stars 14
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
76
Stars with planets 19
Stars brighter than 3.00m 3
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 7
Brightest star γ Dra (Eltanin) (2.24m)
Nearest star Struve 2398
(11.52 ly, 3.53 pc)
Messier objects 1
Meteor showers Draconids
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

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