Canes Venatici


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Related to Canes Venatici: Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis constellation

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.
The object turned out to be the galaxy NGC 4151, which is located about 45 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.
5 galaxy in Canes Venatici, showed a 'new star' close to the centre of the galaxy.
5 million light-years from Earth and is a member of a group of galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici.
There is a huge swathe of galaxies as you move down from Canes Venatici, through Coma Berenices and into Virgo.
As a starting point M51 in Canes Venatici is such a classic object that I never tire of observing it.
This spiral galaxy lies relatively nearby, about 35 million light-years away, in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, must be one of the most insignificant constellations in the sky as far as bright stars are concerned.
Canes Venatici contains a wealth of bright galaxies, members of the Local Supercluster centred some 60 million light years away towards Coma Berenices, and some are among the best galaxies in the sky for observers.