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Canis Minor Constellation
Constellation Canis Minor the Lesser Dog Star Map

Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog (CMi)

(CAN-iss MY-ner)

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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. CAN-iss MY-ner
      1. Meaning:
      2. Lesser Dog
      1. Genitive:
      2. Canis Minoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CMi
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Orion
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 7h 37m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 6° 46'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Procyon  (0.34)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 2

    Brightest Stars in Canis Minor

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Canis Minor by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Double Stars in Canis Minor

      These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Canis Minor . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star system
          2. Magnitudes
          3. Type
          1. Epsilon Canis Majoris
          2. 1.5, 7.5
          3. double

        * 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).