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|List of stars in Canes Venatici|
|Right ascension:||13 h|
|Area:||465 sq. deg. (38th)|
|Stars known to have planets:||4|
|Brightest star:||Cor Caroli (α CVn) (2.90m)|
|Nearest star:||DG CVn ( ly)|
|Meteor showers:||Canes Venaticids|
|Bordering constellations:||Ursa Major
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May
Canes Venatici is a constellation in the northern sky. It means "the hunting dogs" in Latin. It was named and created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. The astronomer named Ptolemy included it in Ursa Major when he made a list of 48 constellations in the 2nd century. Canes Venatici is not a very bright constellation.
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References[change | change source]
- Ridpath, Ian. "Canes Venatici: the Hunting Dogs". Star Tales. http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/canesvenatici.htm. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.