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Canes Venatici Constellation
Constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs

Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs (CVn)  

(CANE-eez ve-NAT-iss-eye)


The 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.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CANE-eez ve-NAT-iss-eye
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hunting Dogs
      1. Genitive:
      2. Canem Venaticorum
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CVn
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 13h 1m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 42° 21'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Asterion  (2.90m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4
      1. Other:
      2. Barium star


    * 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).



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