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Canes Venatici

constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere

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.

Canes Venatici
Constellation
Canes Venatici
AbbreviationCVn
GenitiveCanum Venaticorum
Pronunciation/ˈknz v[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈnæt[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/ Cánes Venátici, genitive /ˈknəm v[invalid input: 'ɨ']næt[invalid input: 'ɨ']ˈkɒrəm/
Symbolismthe Hunting Dogs
Right ascension13
Declination+40
QuadrantNQ3
Area465 sq. deg. (38th)
Main stars2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
21
Stars with planets4
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brightest starCor Caroli (α CVn) (2.90m)
Messier objects5
Meteor showersCanes Venaticids
Bordering
constellations
Ursa Major
Boötes
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

Deep-sky objectsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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