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.
|Pronunciation||/ / Cánes Venátici, genitive / /|
|Symbolism||the Hunting Dogs|
|Area||465 sq. deg. (38th)|
|Stars with planets||4|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||1|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||2|
|Brightest star||Cor Caroli (α CVn) (2.90m)|
|Meteor showers||Canes Venaticids|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −40°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of May.
- Ridpath, Ian. "Canes Venatici: the Hunting Dogs". Star Tales. Retrieved 27 January 2013.