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Re: Draco

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Posted by Bill on October 22, 1999 03:58:14 UTC

: : I am really frustrated. I need help on finding the constalation draco. please help me!!!

: : Please just post it on this site

Hi Reba, Draco IS a very frustrating constellation. It's brightest star is 2nd magnitude. The best way I can describe is: Find Vega in Lyra, find the brightest star in the actual dipper part of Ursa Minor.(Not Polaris which is at the end of the handle) This brightest star lies about 1/3rd of the way between Vega and Beta Ursa Minoris. Draco stretches a long way but it never catches your eye as it is a rather snake-like(hence the name) group of stars. If it had brighter member stars, the snakelike appearance would be obvious.

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