Canes Venatici


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Canes Venatici

(kay -neez vĕ-nat -ă-sÿ, -see) (Hunting Dogs) An inconspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major, the brightest star being the 3rd-magnitude binary Cor Caroli. It contains the bright globular cluster M3 (NGC 5272) and the Whirlpool galaxy, M5l (NGC 4194–5). The star Y Canum Venaticorum is a variable star whose brightness ranges between magnitude 5.2 and 6.6 over 157 days. Abbrev.: CVn; genitive form: Canum Venaticorum; approx. position: RA 13h, dec +40°; area: 465 sq deg.

Canes Venatici

 

(“hunting dogs”), a constellation in the northern sky. It is visible year-round in the central latitudes of the USSR.

Canes Venatici

[′kä‚nēz ·və′nad·ə‚sē]
(astronomy)
A northern constellation with right ascension 13 hours, declination 40°N, between Ursa Major and Boötes. Abbreviated CVn. Also known as Hunting Dogs.
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Canes Venatici is a small northern constellation of faint stars that was created by Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century.
Arcturus is aided in this pursuit by Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, a small, modern constellation invented just a few hundred years ago.
About 640,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici, the galaxy is one of the most remote Milky Way satellites ever found.
Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici - Latin for "hunting dogs" - lies a galaxy that defies categorization.
Nearby M51 is situated in Canes Venatici and roughly one binocular field southwest of Alkaid, Eta ([eta]) Ursae Majoris--the end of the Dipper's handle.
TOUR OF AM CVN: In the middle of the twentieth century, an unusual star was spotted in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
Cor Caroli is the brightest star of the constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.
This galaxy, which belongs to the Ursa Major Group, lies in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).
Some of the group members are quite far across the sky--M51 and M63 in Canes Venatici are also thought to be members of the M101 group.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4707, located 22 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici - Latin for "hunting dogs.
It belongs to a galaxy group dominated by M106, lodged next door in Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.
The object turned out to be the galaxy NGC 4151, which is located about 45 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.