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Canis Minor Constellation
Constellation Canis Minor

Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog (CMi)

The constellation of Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of March for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Procyon at magnitude 0.34. The boundary of the Canis Minor constellation contains 2 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Lesser Dog
      1. Genitive:
      2. Canis Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CMi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 37m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 6° 46'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Procyon (0.34m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 2

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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