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Canes Venatici
Constellation
Abbreviation CVn
Genitive Canum Venaticorum
Pronunciation /ˈknz vˈnæts/ Cánes Venátici, genitive /ˈknəm vnætˈkɒrəm/
Symbolism the Hunting Dogs
Right ascension 13
Declination +40
Quadrant NQ3
Area 465 sq. deg. (38th)
Main stars 2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
21
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)
Nearest star DG CVn
(25.89 ly, 7.94 pc)
Messier objects 5
Meteor showers Canes 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 IAU
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. 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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