1. Image of: A Bear Watcher – a defender of Big Bear (Ursa Mayor)
2. Right ascension: 13H 30m to 15H 45m
3. Declination: +8 to +55.5 degrees
4. Quadrant: NQ3
5. Latitudes visible at: Between +90 degrees and -50 degrees
6. Time best visible: At 21:00 in June
7. Area of sky covered: 907 square degrees
8. Rank in constellation size: 13th
9. Notable and Named Stars: Alpha Bootes (Arcturus, Haris-el-Selma), Beta Bootes (Nekkar, Meres), Gamma Bootes (Siginus, Haris), Epsilon Bootes (Izar, Mirak, Pu;cherrima), Eta Bootes (Muphrid), Theta Bootes (Asellus Primus), Iota Bootes (Asellus Secundus) , Kappa-2 Bootes (Asellus Tertius), Mu Bootes (Alkalurops, Inkalunis, Clava, Venabulum), Ro Bootes (Hemelein Prima), Sigma Bootes (Hemeleien Secunda)
10. Other objects in the constellation: NGC5466 – loose globular cluster, Boores Void
11. Brightest star: Alpha Bootes (Arcturus), with an apparent magnitude of 0.04 – 3rd brightest star in the sky
12. Nearest star: Wolf 498, about 17.7 light-years away
13: Meteor showers: January Bootids, June Bootids, Quadrantids
14. Mythology: There are several versions of Bootes origin in mythology. One of them is that this is Arkades, who chased down a she-bear, which really was his mother, Callisto, transformed into a bear-shape by Hera. Other myths refer to Bootes as Atlas.
15. Historical significance: Discovered by Ptolemy in as early as 1st century.
16. Name Meaning: In other myth, Bootes is believed to be an image of Icarius, immortalized by Dionysus (Bacchus) after he was mistakenly assassinated by his drunk friends.
17. Position in the Zodiac: Not Part of Zodiac.