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Canes venatici
Canes venatici
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Abbreviation CVn
Genitive Canum Venaticorum
Symbology the Hunting Dogs
Right ascension 13 h
Declination +40°
Area 465 sq. deg.
Ranked 38th
Number of stars
(magnitude < 3)
1
Brightest star Cor Caroli (α CVn)
(App. magnitude 2.90)
Meteor showers
  • Canes Venaticids
Bordering
constellations
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May

Canes Venatici (Latin for Hunting dogs) is a small northern constellation that was introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century. It is supposed to represent the dogs Chara and Asterion held on a leash by Boötes. This is a celestial map of the constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting dogs. ... The genitive case is a grammatical case that indicates a relationship, primarily one of possession, between the noun in the genitive case and another noun. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... Here is a list of the 88 modern constellations by their area in the sky, measured in square degrees. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Cor Caroli (α CVn / α Canum Venaticorum / Alpha Canum Venaticorum) is the brightest star in the northern constellation Canes Venatici. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Leonid Meteor Shower From earliest times, humankind has noticed flurries of meteors that seemed to emanate from particular points in the sky at particular times of the year. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... A hunting dog refers to any dog who assists humans in hunting, or whose breed was originally developed to do so. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in GdaÅ„sk. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ...

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Notable features

Canes Venatici is one of three constellations that represent dogs, along with Canis Major and Canis Minor. The constellation's brightest star is α CVn, whose proper name is Cor Caroli, named by Edmund Halley in memory of the English King Charles I or his son, Charles II. It is of magnitude 2.90. Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... The Pleiades, an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus. ... Cor Caroli (α CVn / α Canum Venaticorum / Alpha Canum Venaticorum) is the brightest star in the northern constellation Canes Venatici. ... Edmond Halley. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ...


Y CVn, sometimes known as "La Superba", is a semiregular variable star that varies between magnitudes 4.7 and 6.2 over a period of around 158 days. It is a very red star. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Semiregular variable stars are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral type showing considerable periodicity in their light changes, accompanied or sometimes interrupted by various irregularities. ...


AM CVn, a very blue star of magnitude 14, is the prototype of a special class of cataclysmic variable stars, in which the companion star is a white dwarf, rather than a main sequence star. // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... Artists conception of a cataclysmic variable system Cataclysmic variables (also U Geminorum Stars) are a class of binary stars containing a white dwarf and a companion star. ... White dwarf Sirius-B in x-rays A white dwarf is an astronomical object which is produced when a low or medium mass star dies. ... Hertzsprung-Russell diagram The main sequence of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is the curve where the majority of stars are located in this diagram. ...

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Notable deep sky objects

Canes Venatici contains five Messier objects, including four galaxies. One of the more significant galaxies in Canes Venatici is the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51 (NGC 5194 and NGC 5195), a spiral galaxy that is seen face on. This was the first galaxy recognised as having a spiral structure, this structure being first observed by Lord Rosse in 1845. The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light years in diameter and approximately 60 million light years distant. ... The Whirlpool Galaxy (also known as Spiral Galaxy M51, Messier Object 51, Messier 51, M51, or NGC 5194) is a classic spiral galaxy located in the Canes Venatici constellation. ... The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects catalogued by Charles Messier in his catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters first published in 1774. ... Irregular Galaxy NGC 5195 (also known as M51 B or NGC 5195) is an irregular galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. ... A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by the following physical properties: Spiral Galaxy M74 presents a face-on view of its spiral arms. ... Lord Rosse William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (June 17, 1800 &#8211; October 31, 1867) was an Irish astronomer. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...



Other galaxies in Canes Venatici include the Sunflower Galaxy (M63 or NGC 5055), Spiral Galaxy M94, and Spiral Galaxy M106, The Sunflower Galaxy (also known as Spiral Galaxy M63, Messier Object 63, Messier 63, M63, or NGC 5055) is a spiral galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. ... Spiral Galaxy M94. ... The Spiral Galaxy M106 (also known as Messier Object 106, Messier 106, M106, or NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. ...


Messier 3 (M3, or NGC 5272) is a globular cluster. It is 18′ in diameter, and at magnitude 6.3 is bright enough to be seen in binoculars. Photo of Messier 3 taken with a 24 telescope in Boulder, Colorado. ... The Globular Cluster M80 in the constellation Scorpius is located about 28,000 light years from the Sun and contains hundreds of thousands of stars. ... Porro prism binoculars with central-focusing Binocular telescopes, or binoculars, are two identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, one to be viewed through each of the users eyes to present the viewer with a greater sense of...

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Possibility of planets

The star Chara or Asterion (Beta Canum Venaticorum) in this constellation has been selected a strong candidate for planets. Margaret Turnbull, an astronomer at the Carnagie Institution of Washington, has recommended that SETI's radio telescopes scan it. (see Is Beta CVn lively). This article is about the figure in Greek mythology. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

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History

The name of the constellation of Bootes means "herdsman". Some of its component stars were traditionally described as representing his cudgel, which in Greek was called Κολλοροβος. When the Almagest was translated from Greek to Arabic, the translator did not know the Greek word Κολλοροβος, but rendered it as the nearest-looking Arabic word: dhāt al-kullāb ذات الكلاب "having a hook", probably thinking of a shepherd's crook. When the Arabic text was translated into a Western European language, the translator mistook the Arabic word كلاب as kilāb = "dogs": Latin hastile habens canes = "spearshaft having dogs", which expression floated about the astronomical literature until Hevelius decided to find those dogs in the sky. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... BOOTES, the Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System, is located in Southern Spain and makes use of two sets of wide-field cameras, 240 km apart. ... Hercules fights the Lernaean Hydra with a club A club or cudgel is perhaps the simplest of all melee weapons. ... Almagest is the Latin form of the Arabic name (al-kitabu-l-mijisti, i. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Look up Hook in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius or Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel (German) or Jan Heweliusz (Polish) (January 28, 1611-January 28, 1687) was an astronomer; called the founder of lunar topography. ...

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Notable and named stars

BD F Names and other designations Right ascension Declination Mag. Ly away Comments
α1,2 12 Cor Caroli, Alpha Canum Venaticorum, Chara 12h56m01.7s +38°19′06″ 2.90 110
  • binary star, component magnitudes, 2.89, 5.61
  • = the heart of Charles
  • α² Canum Venaticorum is the prototype of the α² CVn variable stars (magnetic spectrum stars)
β 8 Beta Canum Venaticorum, Chara 12h33m44.5s +41°21′27″ 4.26 27.4
24 24 Canum Venaticorum 13h34m27.3s +49°00′58″ 4.70 191
20 20 Canum Venaticorum, AO Canum Venaticorum, 13h17m32.5s +40°34′21″ 4.73v 286
5 5 Canum Venaticorum 12h24m01.5s +51°33′44″ 4.80v 393
25 25 Canum Venaticorum 13h37m27.6s +36°17′42″ 4.82 192
  • binary star, period 240 years, component magnitudes +5.01, +6.91
La Superba, Y Canum Venaticorum 12h45m07.8s +45°26′25″ 4.99v 711
6 6 Canum Venaticorum 12h25m50.9s +39°01′07″ 5.02 227
21 21 Canum Venaticorum, BK Canum Venaticorum, 13h18m14.5s +49°40′55″ 5.15v 275
14 14 Canum Venaticorum 13h05m44.5s +35°47′56″ 5.25
3 3 Canum Venaticorum 12h19m48.7s +48°59′03″ 5.29
23 23 Canum Venaticorum 13h20m19.0s +40°09′02″ 5.60
2 2 Canum Venaticorum 12h16m07.6s +40°39′37″ 5.66
19 19 Canum Venaticorum 13h15m32.0s +40°51′19″ 5.77 245
17 17 Canum Venaticorum 13h10m03.2s +38°29′56″ 5.91
10 10 Canum Venaticorum 12h44m59.5s +39°16′44″ 5.95
4 4 Canum Venaticorum, AI Canum Venaticorum 12h23m47.0s +42°32′34″ 6.06v 335
7 7 Canum Venaticorum 12h30m02.9s +51°32′08″ 6.21
11 11 Canum Venaticorum 12h48m41.8s +48°28′01″ 6.27
15 15 Canum Venaticorum 13h09m42.0s +38°32′02″ 6.28
9 9 Canum Venaticorum 12h38m46.3s +40°52′28″ 6.37

Source: The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed., The Hipparcos Catalogue, ESA SP-1200 Many of the brighter stars are given names which are known as Bayer designations. ... Flamsteed designations for stars are similar to Bayer designations, except that they use numbers instead of Greek letters. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol α: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... // Headline text HEY!! HOW ARE YOU ALL?? Its nice of you to come read this page. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Cor Caroli (α CVn / α Canum Venaticorum / Alpha Canum Venaticorum) is the brightest star in the northern constellation Canes Venatici. ... Artists impression of a binary star system consisting of a black hole, with an accretion disc around it, and a main sequence star. ... Alpha² Canum Venaticorum variables are main sequence variable stars of spectral class B8p to A7p. ... This article is about the figure in Greek mythology. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 24 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... 20 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... A Delta Scuti variable is a variable star which exhibits variations in its luminosity due to both radial and non-radial pulsations of the stars surface. ... 5 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... 25 Canum Venaticorum is a binary star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... Artists impression of a binary star system consisting of a black hole, with an accretion disc around it, and a main sequence star. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A carbon star is a red giant (or occasionally red dwarf) star whose atmosphere contains more carbon than oxygen; the two elements combine in the upper layers of the star, forming carbon monoxide and other carbon compounds. ... 6 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... 21 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum variables are main sequence variable stars of spectral class B8p to A7p. ... 19 Canum Venaticorum is a binary star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... 4 Canum Venaticorum is a star in the constellation Canes Venatici. ... A Delta Scuti variable is a variable star which exhibits variations in its luminosity due to both radial and non-radial pulsations of the stars surface. ...

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See also


Constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 1690 text Firmamentum Sobiescianum. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in Gdańsk. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ...

Canes Venatici | Lacerta | Leo Minor | Lynx | Scutum | Sextans | Vulpecula

Obsolete Constellations introduced by Johannes Hevelius in the 1690 text Firmamentum Sobiescianum. Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Hevelius Johannes Hevelius (Latin), also called (in German) Johann Hewelke or Johannes Hewel, or Jan Heweliusz (Polish), (born January 28, 1611 – died January 28, 1687), was a Polish [[1]], [[2]], [[3]], [[4]], councillor and mayor in Gdańsk. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ...

Cerberus | Mons Maenalus | Triangulum Minor
The 88 modern Constellations
Andromeda • Antlia • Apus • Aquarius • Aquila • Ara • Aries • Auriga • Boötes • Caelum • Camelopardalis • Cancer • Canes Venatici • Canis Major • Canis Minor • Capricornus • Carina • Cassiopeia • Centaurus • Cepheus • Cetus • Chamaeleon • Circinus • Columba • Coma Berenices • Corona Australis • Corona Borealis • Corvus • Crater • Crux • Cygnus • Delphinus • Dorado • Draco • Equuleus • Eridanus • Fornax • Gemini • Grus • Hercules • Horologium • Hydra • Hydrus • Indus • Lacerta • Leo • Leo Minor • Lepus • Libra • Lupus • Lynx • Lyra • Mensa • Microscopium • Monoceros • Musca • Norma • Octans • Ophiuchus • Orion • Pavo • Pegasus • Perseus • Phoenix • Pictor • Pisces • Piscis Austrinus • Puppis • Pyxis • Reticulum • Sagitta • Sagittarius • Scorpius • Sculptor • Scutum • Serpens • Sextans • Taurus • Telescopium • Triangulum • Triangulum Australe • Tucana • Ursa Major • Ursa Minor • Vela • Virgo • Volans • Vulpecula
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Cerberus was a constellation created by Hevelius. ... Mons Maenalus (the Mountain) was a constellation created by Johannes Hevelius. ... Triangulum Minor or Triangulum Minus (Latin for lesser triangle) was a constellation created by Hevelius. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in Greek mythology. ... The constellation Antlia (Latin for pump) is a relatively new constellation as it was only created in the 18th century, being too faint to be acknowledged by the ancient Greeks. ... Apus (Latin for bird of paradise) is a faint southern constellation, not visible to the ancient Greeks. ... For other uses, see Aquarius (disambiguation). ... Aquila (Latin for Eagle), is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now also part of the list of 88 constellations acknowledged by the IAU. It lies roughly at the celestial equator. ... Ara (Latin for Altar) is a faint southerly constellation between the constellations Centaurus and Lupus. ... Aries (, Latin for Ram) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Auriga (Latin for charioteer) is a northern constellation. ... Boötes, a name deriving from Egypt, is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Caelum (Latin for chisel, and similar to Latin for of the Sky) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... In astronomy and astrology, Cancer (Latin for crab, symbol , Unicode ♋) is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. ... Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Cheese wizz rulz hardcore. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which Greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... Centaurus (Latin for centaur) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and counts also among the 88 modern constellations. ... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after King Cepheus in Greek mythology, and is considered to represent a king. ... Cetus (a name from Greek mythology, referring to a Whale or Sea monster, see Ceto) is a constellation of the southern sky, in the region known as the Water, near other watery constellations like Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. ... For other uses of the word, see chameleon (disambiguation) Chamaeleon (Latin for chameleon) is a minor southern constellation. ... Circinus, Latin for Compass, is one of the small southern (declination −50 to −60 degrees) constellations. ... Columba, Latin for dove, is a small constellation just south to Canis Major and Lepus, it was cut out of the constellation Canis Major by Augustin Royer, in 1679. ... Coma Berenices (Latin for Berenices Hair) is a traditional asterism that has since become a constellation. ... Corona Australis or Corona Austrina (Latin for Southern Crown) was one of Ptolemys 48 constellations, and also counts among the 88 modern constellations. ... Corona Borealis (Latin for northern crown) is a small northern constellation whose main stars form a semicircular arc. ... Corvus (Latin for Raven/Crow) is a small southern constellation with only 11 stars visible to the naked eye (brighter than magnitude 5. ... Crater (Latin for cup) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... For other meanings of the word Cygnus, see Cygnus (disambiguation) Cygnus (from the Latin for swan) is a northern constellation. ... Delphinus, being Latin for Dolphin, is a rather small (ranked 69th) northern constellation very close to the celestial equator. ... Other uses: dorado is used in the fisheries of some Latin American countries to denote the edible fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus Dorado is also the name of mythical Latin American warriors. ... Draco (Latin for Dragon) is a far northern constellation that is circumpolar for many northern hemisphere observers. ... Equuleus (Latin for horse-let (i. ... Eridanus is the sixth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Fornax (Latin for furnace) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Fornax Chemica (Latin for chemical furnace). ... In mythology, the Gemini are Castor and Polydeuces. ... Grus (Latin for Crane) is a southern constellation. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Horologium (Latin for clock) is one of the lesser southern constellations (declination around -60 degrees). ... Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. ... Hydrus (Latin for Hydra, also referred to as male Hydra or little Hydra) is a minor southern constellation. ... Indus is a southern constellation that is supposed to represent an American Indian. ... Lacerta, being Latin for Lizard, is one of the 88 official constellations acknowledged by the International Astronomical Union. ... Leo (, Latin for lion) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Leo Minor (Latin for Small Lion) is a rather dim constellation that can barely be recognized as a triangle and lies between the easily discerned constellations Ursa Major and Leo. ... Lepus (Latin for Hare) is a constellation, lying just south of Orion, and possibly representing a hare being chased by him. ... Libra (, and Latin for balance) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Lupus (Latin for Wolf) is a southern constellation. ... Lynx is a constellation of the northern hemisphere, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. ... For other uses, see Lyra (disambiguation). ... Mensa (Latin for Table) is a southern constellation which was first introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Mons Mensae (Latin for table mountain). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Monoceros (Latin for Unicorn) is a faint constellation on the winter night sky, surrounded by Orion to the west, Gemini to the north, Canis Major to the south and Hydra to the east. ... Musca (Latin for Fly) is one of the minor southern constellations. ... Norma (Latin for Normal, i. ... Octans (Latin for octant) is an inconspicuous constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. ... Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... Orion, a constellation often referred to as The Hunter, is a prominent constellation, perhaps the best-known and most conspicuous in the sky. ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ... Pegasus is a northern constellation, named after the mythological Pegasus. ... Perseus is a northern constellation, named after the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations ... Pictor, being Latin for easel, is one of the minor southern (declination -50 to -60) constellations. ... Pisces (, Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australis (both of which are Latin for Southern Fish) was one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. ... Puppis (Latin for poop deck) is a southern constellation. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Pyxis constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... Reticulum (Latin for reticle), is one of the minor southern (declination -60 degrees) constellations. ... Sagitta, being Latin for Arrow, is the third-smallest of all constellations (only Equuleus and Crux are smaller). ... Sagittarius (, and Latin for Archer) is a constellation of the zodiac, commonly depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. ... Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Scutum (Latin for shield) is a small constellation. ... Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For the Ancient Roman coin denomination, see sextans (coin). ... For other uses of the word Taurus see Taurus. ... Telescopium (Latin for Telescope) is a minor southern constellation identified and named by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, the 18th century French astronomer, a student of the southern skies. ... Triangulum is a small northern constellation whose three brightest stars, of third and fourth magnitude, form an elongated triangle. ... Triangulum Australe is a small southern constellation whose three brightest stars, of second and third magnitude, form an approximately equilateral triangle. ... Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation. ... Ursa Major (Ursa Maior in Latin) is a constellation visible throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. ... Ursa Minor is a constellation in the northern sky, the name of which means Small Bear in Latin. ... Vela (Latin for sails) is a southern constellation, one of the four parts into which Argo Navis was split (the others being; Carina (constellation), Puppis and Pyxis. ... See VIRGO (physics) for a French-Italian project in physics. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Volans constellation ... Vulpecula, being Latin for Fox, is a faint northern constellation located in the middle of the Summer Triangle, an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair. ...

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Constellation Canes Venatici (346 words)
Canes Venatici is surrounded by Ursa Major to the north, Boötes to the east and Coma Berenices to the south (between RA=12h 10m and RA=14h 10m, DECL=+53 deg and DECL=+28 deg).
The meteor shower Canes Venaticids is active during January 13th and January 30th (maximum around January 24/25th).
Canes Venatici is thought to represent the two dogs of the herdman Boötes.
Canes Venatici (401 words)
Canes Venatici was created by Hevelius of Danzig and first appeared in his posthumously published star atlas in 1690.
The star Cor Caroli is said to mean the "heart of Charles" and was so named by Edmund Halley in honor of King Charles II of England.
Alpha Canes Venatici, Cor Caroli(12h 56m +38° 19') is a great double star for those with binoculars or small telescopes.
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