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Back Bootes is known as "The Bear Watcher" because it appears to watch over the two bear constellations:  Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (Ursa means bear in Latin) Bootes doesn't really look like a person at all. Some people say it looks more like a kite or an ice-cream cone. Follow the Arc to Arcturus!  If you can find the Big Dipper, you can find Boötes!  Follow the "handle" on the Big Dipper, continuing the curve.  Arcturus is a bright star along that imaginary line! Boötes is pronounced "boo-OH-teez" Boötes contains the third brightest star in the nighttime sky: Arcturus (Ark-TOO-russ)