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Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky. Its name is Latin for dragon. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. The north pole of the ecliptic is in Draco. Draco is circumpolar from northern latitudes, meaning that it never sets and can be seen at any time of year.
Constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere
|Area||1083 sq. deg. (8th)|
|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)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −15°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.