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Canes Venatici

The Hunting Dogs

Constellation of the northern sky

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Map of Canes Venatici Map of Canes Venatici
Relative Galactic Position of Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, mark an area of the sky near the Northern Galactic Pole, and so they describe a slice of sky perpendicular to the plane of our Galaxy.

This rather indistinct star-group is home to a wide cluster of galaxies, but none of these are bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.


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