Canes Venatici

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Canes Venatici
Constellation
Canes Venatici
AbbreviationCVn
GenitiveCanum Venaticorum
Pronunciation/ˈknz vˈnæts/ Cánes Venátici, genitive /ˈknəm vnætˈkɒrəm/
Seembolismthe Huntin Dugs
Richt ascension12h 06.2m to 14h 07.3m h
Declination+27.84° tae +52.36°[1]°
QuadrantNQ3
Aurie465 sq. deg. (38t)
Main starns2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
21
Starns wi planets4
Starns brichter than 3.00m1
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brichtest starnCor Caroli (α CVn) (2.90m)
Nearest starnDG CVn
(25.89 ly, 7.94 pc)
Messier objects5
Meteor showersCanes Venaticids
Borderin
constellations
Ursa Major
Boötes
Coma Berenices
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −40°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Mey.

Canes Venatici /ˈknz vˈnæts/ is ane o the 88 offeecial modren constellations. It is a smaa northren constellation that wis creatit bi Johannes Hevelius in the 17t century. Its name is Laitin for "huntin dugs", an the constellation is eften depictit in illustrations as representin the dugs o Boötes the Herdsman, a neighborin constellation.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Canes Venatici, Constellation Boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 00m 00s, +40° 00′ 00″