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.
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Also known as NGC 4258, M106 lies 23.5 million light-years away, in the constellation Canes Venatici. ( ANI )
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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.
This charming quatrain tells us how to find the star Vindemiatrix in Virgo using the Alpha stars of Hydra, Bootes, and Canes Venatici as guides.
The comet then passes through the constellations Corona Borealis [the Northern Crown], BoAaAaAeA tes [the Herdsman], Canes Venatici [BoAaAaAeA hunting dogs] and Ursa Major.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- In the middle of the twentieth century, an unusual star was spotted in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
Messier 51 (shown on page 69) is by far the most impressive galaxy in Canes Venatici when viewed under dark skies.
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.