Canes Venatici

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Canes Venatici
Canes Venatici
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List of stars in Canes Venatici
Abbreviation: CVn
Genitive: Canum Venaticorum
Right ascension: 13 h
Declination: +40°
Area: 465 sq. deg. (38th)
Main stars: 2
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 21
Stars known to have planets: 4
Bright stars: 1
Nearby stars: 2
Brightest star: Cor Caroli (α CVn) (2.90m)
Nearest star: DG CVn ( ly)
Messier objects: 5
Meteor showers: Canes Venaticids
Bordering constellations: Ursa Major
Coma Berenices
Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May
Canes Venatici Constellation chart

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.[1] 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]

  1. Ridpath, Ian. "Canes Venatici: the Hunting Dogs". Star Tales. Retrieved 27 Jan 2013.