Canis Minor

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a constellation to the east of Orion


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Objects in Canis Major and Canis Minor Object Type Magnitude(v) Size/Sep ADS 6366 Croup Possible cluster 7.5 1.9' x 1.8' Triple Trapezoid Asterism -- 1.3" Abell 24 Planetary nebula 13.5 2.5' x 1.1' IC 2165 Planetary nebula 10.6 9" x 7" NCC 2204 Open cluster 8.6 16' x 12' NGC 2207 Sz IC 2163 Galaxy in pair 11 4.3' x 2.8' Sharpless 2-308 Wolf-Rayet shell -- 41' Douglas's Triangle Asterism -- 9' Object RA Dec.
Beside Orion are its alleged hunting dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor with their respective bright stars, Sirius and Procyon.
Why, yes - right alongside are Canis Major and Canis Minor with their bright eyes, Sirius and Procyon.
Canis Major and Canis Minor both nip at Orion's heels, and while they join him in the chase, Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, are tethered by Bootes, the Herdsman.