Canis Minor


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a constellation to the east of Orion

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Although Canis Minor is the smaller of Orion the Hunter's two dogs it boasts the brilliant beacon star Procyon, more or less in the middle area of the constellation and the eye of the dog figure.
To the left was Procyon, brightest light of Canis Minor, the Little Dog.
The Triangle formed by the stars is composed of Betelgeuse, the super giant red star and the prominent star of the famous constellation Orion (the Mighty Hunter), Sirius, the brightest star in the sky of the constellation Canis Major (the Big Dog), and Procyon, the brightest star of the constellation Canis Minor (the Little Dog).
EVERY CLEAR WINTER night, Orion the Hunter and his two dogs--Canis Major, the Big Dog, and Canis Minor, the Little Dog--stalk westward across the sky in quest for celestial prey, while dim Lepus, the Rabbit, hides right under Orion's feet.
5 in the Orion group--Orion (204), Taurus (223), Auriga (152), Gemini (119), Canis Minor (47), and Canis Major (147)--and add them together, you get 892.
The Winter Triangle is composed of Betelgeuse, the super giant red star and the prominent star of the constellation Orion, or the Mighty Hunter; Sirius, the brightest star in the sky of the constellation Canis Major, or the Big Dog; and Procyon, the brightest star of the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.
Only one other star in Canis Minor is bright enough to make it onto our map.
The Triangle is composed of Betelgeuse, the super giant red star and the prominent star of the famous constellation Orion (the Mighty Hunter), Sirius, the brightest star in the sky of the constellation Canis Major (the Big Dog), and Procyon, the brightest star of the constellation Canis Minor (the Little Dog).
But two of this crowd are still at their highest in the south: Canis Minor with bright Procyon, and Gemini with Pollux and Castor.
Constellations Day Constelletion Day Constellation 01 Canis Major 14 Canis Minor 04 Gemini 18 Volans 05 Monoceros 30 Carina 09 Puppis 30 Cancer Date of midnight culmination.
Venus dominates the western sky after nightfall, sitting in the midst of Taurus--but also, more broadly, in the midst of the departing throng of Auriga, Orion, Gemini, Canis Minor, and Canis Major.
ON MARCH evenings, as winter slowly changes to spring, the last "winter" constellations, Gemini and Canis Minor, move to the western side of the sky.
Sirius is often paired with Procyon, the brightest star in Canis Minor, the Little Dog.
Procyon is the only bright light of the little constellation Canis Minor.
When I'm bundled up like the younger brother from the movie A Christmas Story, the deep-freeze of a winter's night makes me wonder if Canis Major and Canis Minor are Labrador retrievers.