Ursa Minor In The Night

The main stars of Ursa Minor form the Little Dipper, which curves away from the north Pole Star, Polaris, seen bottom centre.

Draco Draconis (Dra)

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Draco, the Dragon, is a large constellation that winds nearly halfway around the north celestial pole. Despite its considerable size, Draco is not particularly easy to identify apart from a distorted diamond marking the dragon's head. The head contains the constellation's brightest member, Gamma (g) Draconis, magnitude 2.2. In Greek mythology, Draco represents the dragon slain by Hercules as one of his 12 labors.

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