Strip Reply to Ambrosius...Constellation seriesThis strip is a reply to Connect the Stars
POEM: And though the Seven Lights bowed in their dance and wept,
The Polar Dragon slept… by Yeats (from - Aedh pleads with the Elemental Powers)
Draco, Latin for Dragon, is a constellation in the far north sky. Draco is circumpolar (never setting) for many observers in northern hemisphere. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and is now one of 88 modern constellations.
Eltanin (Gamma Draconis) is the brightest star in Draco, with an apparent visual magnitude of 2.24 magnitude units. It is the Right Eye of the dragon in the picture.
One of the deep-sky objects in Draco is the Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543), a planetary nebula that is said to look like a blue disc.
There are several faint galaxies in Draco, one of which is the lenticular galaxy NGC 5866, sometimes considered to be Messier Object 102.
The Egyptians called Draco, Tawaret. They thought it looked like a fierce protective goddess whose body was a composite of crocodile, human, lioness, and hippopotamus parts.
Info from wikipedia and a star chart book I have : ) I have always liked star gazing.
Go out sometime and look for Draco and if you have a decent telescope you might be able to see some of the features above on a clear night. Have a fun star-watch : ]