Bo÷tes is a dominant Spring constellation featuring the bright star Arcturus. While the constellation represents a hunter or herdsman, the asterism resembles more a kite flapping away in the Spring breezes.

Bo÷tes is celebrated as having some of the loveliest binaries in all the heavens. Several of the more accessible binaries are noted below.

Click on alpha Bo÷tes or other orange-coloured objects.



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