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Canes Venatici Constellation

Canes Venatici (Pronounciation:Can-ees Van-et-e-kye, Abbrev:CVn, Latin:Canum Venaticorum) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Canes Venatici takes up 465.194 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 1.13% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Hunting Dogs . It was not one of the original constellations that had been devised by Ptolemy, instead it was created by Johannes Hevelius years later.

Canes Venatici is a northern hemispheric constellation which means it can't be seen easily or at all from the southern hemisphere. The brightest star in Canes Venatici is Cor Caroli. There are 1 Extrasolar Planets (Exoplanets) in this constellation that are detailed on this site.

Created by Johannes Hevelius. Supposed to represent the dogs ( Chara and Asterion ) of neighbouring Bootes .

There are no major meteor showers that radiate from within this constellation.

Canes Venatici Facts

NameCanes Venatici
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarCor Caroli
Area465.194 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky1.13%
Size Position38th
Hemisphere Northern
Site Exoplanet Count1
Meteor Shower Count5
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsUrsa Major
Coma Berenices

Canes Venatici Constellation Map

Canes Venatici Constellation Star Map

The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Canes Venatici

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 119445911.071+41d 40` 27.313h 42m 28.87

List of Named Stars in Canes Venatici without Extrasolar Planets

As there's so many stars in the cosmos, not all the stars are listed here. The site has lots of stars not listed so if your star isn't listed and you know the Henry Draper or Hipparcos ID, type https://www.universeguide.com/star/ then followed by the HIPNNNNNN or HDNNNN where NNNNN is the number part of the name. The stars that I do list have either a traditional name, a bayer or other classification name.

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)DeclinationRight Ascension
10 Canum Venaticorum56.67+39d 16` 42.912h 44m 59.68
11 Canum Venaticorum448.64+48d 28` 00.512h 48m 41.86
14 Canum Venaticorum340.46+35d 47` 55.913h 05m 44.46
15 Canum Venaticorum1208.01+38d 32` 01.913h 09m 42.04
17 Canum Venaticorum206.43+38d 29` 55.913h 10m 03.27
19 Canum Venaticorum241.60+40d 51` 18.613h 15m 32.05
2 Canum Venaticorum771.07+40d 39` 36.912h 16m 07.54
20 Canum Venaticorum264.31+40d 34` 21.213h 17m 32.64
21 Canum Venaticorum274.78+49d 40` 55.313h 18m 14.54
23 Canum Venaticorum508.84+40d 09` 02.013h 20m 19.00
24 Canum Venaticorum180.30+49d 00` 57.313h 34m 27.37
25 Canum Venaticorum198.64+36d 17` 41.413h 37m 27.70
3 Canum Venaticorum589.81+48d 59` 02.912h 19m 48.72
4 Canum Venaticorum310.34+42d 32` 33.812h 23m 47.08
5 Canum Venaticorum386.45+51d 33` 44.012h 24m 01.48
6 Canum Venaticorum261.56+39d 01` 07.312h 25m 51.00
7 Canum Venaticorum146.00+51d 32` 08.112h 30m 03.10
9 Canum Venaticorum221.28+40d 52` 28.912h 38m 46.30
Alpha1 Canum Venaticorum120.36+38d 18` 52.912h 56m 00.60
AW Canum Venaticorum600.67+34d 26` 39.513h 51m 47.49
BM Canum Venaticorum368.13+38d 52` 49.713h 21m 32.30
Chara27.53+41d 21` 24.412h 33m 45.09
CL Canum Venaticorum1160.72+37d 02` 02.213h 23m 53.92
Cor Caroli114.81+38d 19` 05.712h 56m 01.84
HR 5110148.93+37d 10` 56.813h 34m 47.75
La Superba1045.40+45d 26` 24.812h 45m 07.83
R Canum Venaticorum3136.19+39d 32` 33.213h 48m 57.04
RS Canum Venaticorum521.86+35d 56` 05.413h 10m 36.94
TT Canum Venaticorum+37d 49` 03.812h 59m 22.66
TU Canum Venaticorum695.44+47d 11` 48.312h 54m 56.54
V Canum Venaticorum2265.02+45d 31` 37.813h 19m 27.80
VZ Canum Venaticorum1456.09+28d 35` 04.913h 32m 03.39

Objects of Interest (Galaxies, Nebulas, Supernovas, etc) in Canes Venatici

NameTypeDistanceDeclinationRight Ascension
M106 Spiral GalaxySpiral Galaxy22.200-25.200+47:1812h 19m 0
M3 Globular ClusterGlobular Cluster33.928:2313h 42m 2
M94 Spiral GalaxySpiral Galaxy14.700-17.300+41:0712h 50m 9
Sunflower GalaxySpiral Galaxy37000+42:0213h 15m 8
Whirlpool GalaxySpiral Galaxy19.000-27.000+47:1213h 29m 9

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