Canis Major

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Synonyms for Canis Major

a constellation to the southeast of Orion

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Another Canis Major star with a special relationship to Sirius is a 2nd-magnitude sun that's not part of the Southern Canis Triangle of Adhara, Delta ([delta]) Canis Majoris (Wezen), and Eta ([eta]) Canis Majoris (Aludra).
These stars are Beta Canis Major and Epsilon Canis Major, about 500 light-years and 450 light-years away, respectively.
For instance, Canis Major offers a fine open star cluster just 4[degrees] south of (below) Sirius, in the same binocular field of view.
Only a few arc minutes north of the boundary with Canis Major, approximately 3 000 light-years away, hangs the star cluster NGC 2353 in the southern part of an area of soft nebulosity.
They are Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak, and they point down to Sirius, the brightest star up there and part of the constellation Canis Major.
For example a Canis Majoris, otherwise known as Sirius, is the brightest star in Canis Major.
Based on the nickname of Sirius, known as the Dog Star because it is the brightest in the constellation Canis Major, the ancient belief is that, because the star rises and sets with the sun in the summer, it adds to its heat, creating a stretch of blazing weather.
Sirius, named after the brightest star in the Canis Major constellation (Latin for 'Large Dog'), is a private initiative which currently cares for around 140 dogs and puppies.
If you have not done so already, then February and March may be your last opportunity of the winter to observe the low-altitude constellations under Orion: Lepus, Canis Major, and Puppis.
Sirius is the largest and brightest star in the Canis Major constellation.
Brophy will be showcasing his Canis Major Series of big beers, along with some other adventurous beers over the course of the Big Beers Festival.
Another 34 poster papers are included on topics that include using stellar photospheres as chronometers for studying disk evolution, the Canis Major over-density, and the impact of cosmic rays on Population III star formation.
The stars are both "very large bright stars" in the constellation of canis major.
Then you might recognise the two bright stars in the Procyon in Canis Minor and Sirius in Canis Major.