The Constellation Draco
It is about a degree away from our North Star now and will get about a half degree closer, then will start moving away as it continues on its circle through the sky. That circle will take it almost exactly right down the center of Cepheus, past Deneb in Cygnus, past Vega in Lyra, through Hercules leg and right by his knee, then down past Thuban and back to Polaris.
And speaking of coming full circle, we've come full circle. We started with the polar constellations and here we are, back at the polar constellations. Our summer sky tour is completed. For you die-hard stalwarts with a particularly high resistance to the night chill, we will continue on to learn a few additional constellations, and find a few additional interesting objects.
The hangers-on and those of us who still feel like playing with our telescopes will track down the following, and possibly other, items of interest. Also some of these get picked up during the tour, depending on where the questions, requests, and conversation end up going.
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