Canis Major

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Canis Major
Constellation
Canis Major
Abbreviation CMa
Genitive Canis Majoris
Pronunciation /ˌkns ˈmər/, genitive /ˈkns məˈɒrs/
Seembolism the greater dug
Richt ascension 06h 12.5m tae 07h 27.5m[1] h
Declination −11.03° tae −33.25°[1]°
Quadrant SQ2
Aurie 380 sq. deg. (43rd)
Main starns 8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
32
Starns wi planets 7
Starns brichter than 3.00m 5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 1
Brichtest starn Sirius (α CMa) (−1.46m)
Nearest starn Sirius (α CMa)
(8.60 ly, 2.64 pc)
Messier objects 1
Meteor showers None
Borderin
constellations
Veesible at latitudes atween +60° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Februar.

Canis Major /ˌkns ˈmər/ is a constellation in the soothren celestial hemisphere.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Canis Major, Constellation Boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

Coordinates: Sky map 07h 00m 00s, −20° 00′ 00″