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Canis Minor

The Lesser Dog, The Little Dog

GenitiveCanis Minoris
AbbreviationCMi
Constellation FamilyOrion
Celestial QuadrantNQ2 (extending slightly into SQ2)
Right Ascension07h06 to 08h11
Declination+13.2° to -0.4°
Area (sq deg)183
Brightest StarProcyon
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February
Map of Canis Minor Map of Canis Minor

This small group of stars hugs the edge of the Milky Way. Among them lies Procyon, a near neighbour of the Sun lying just eleven light years away.

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