Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs (CVn)
The Northern constellation of Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Asterion at magnitude 2.90. The boundary of the Canes Venatici constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.
- CANE-eez ve-NAT-iss-eye
- Hunting Dogs
- Canem Venaticorum
- Constellation Family:
- Ursa Major
- Best viewing month*:
- Right Ascension (avg):
- 13h 1m
- Declination (avg):
- 42° 21'
- Brightest star:
- Asterion (2.90)
- Stars with planets:
Brightest Stars in Canes Venatici
The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Canes Venatici by magnitude.
- Spectral class
- Alpha Canes Venaticorum (α2 Cvn)
- Beta Canes Venaticorum (β Cvn)
- 24 Canes Venaticorum (24 Cvn)
- 20 Canes Venaticorum (20 Cvn)
- AW Canes Venaticorum (AW Cvn)
- 5 Canes Venaticorum (5 Cvn)
- 25 Canes Venaticorum (25 Cvn)
- HR 5110
- F2IV SB
- HD 115004
- 6 Canes Venaticorum (6 Cvn)
Double Stars in Canes Venatici
These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Canes Venatici . Also see all star clusters.
- Star system
- Alpha Canum Venaticorum
- 2.9, 5.5
Star Clusters in Canes Venatici
The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Canes Venatici . Also see all star clusters.
- Star cluster
- Catalog #
- Cluster type
- Messier 3
Galaxies in Canes Venatici
The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici . Also see all galaxies.
Milky Way Satellites in Canes Venatici
Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.
- Galaxy name
- Alt name
- Canes Venatici I
- Canes Venatici II
* 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 (and not at all in the opposite).