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Draco (constellation)

Draco (the dragon) is a northern constellation. It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy.

The star Thuban (α Draconis, though not the brightest) was once the northern pole star.

One of the deep-sky objects in Draco is Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543). Another one is the lenticular galaxy NGC 5866, sometimes considered as Messier object M102.

Neighbouring constellations: Bo÷tes - Hercules - Lyra - Cygnus - Cepheus - Ursa Minor - Camelopardalis - Ursa Major