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Canis Minor Constellation

Canis Minor (Pronounciation:Can-iss Mine-nore, Abbrev:CMi, Latin:Canis Minoris) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into. The sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Canis Minor takes up 183.367 sq. degrees of the night sky which equates to 0.44% of the night sky. The constellation gets its name as it name means The Small Dog . The constellation is one of the original constellations that was devised by the Ancient Greco-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy who lived between 90 A.D. and 168 A.D.

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

Although the Greeks only refer to one dog, the Romans added another dog to the tale.

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

Canis Minor Facts

NameCanis Minor
Is a Zodiac Sign No
Brightest StarProcyon
Area183.367 sq. deg.
Percentage of Night Sky0.44%
Size Position71st
Hemisphere Northern
Site Exoplanet Count1
Meteor Shower Count0
Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding ConstellationsGemini

Canis Minor Constellation Map

Canis Minor Constellation Star Map

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

List of Stars with Exoplanets in Canis Minor

StarDistance (Lt. Yrs.)Exoplanet CountDeclinationRight Ascension
HD 66141254.021+02d 20` 03.508h 02m 15.95

List of Named Stars in Canis Minor 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
1 Canis Minoris316.36+11d 40` 10.407h 24m 58.19
11 Canis Minoris301.44+10d 46` 05.907h 46m 16.22
14 Canis Minoris241.60+02d 13` 28.307h 58m 20.75
6 Canis Minoris572.22+12d 00` 23.807h 29m 47.78
AD Canis Minoris528.63+01d 35` 50.507h 52m 47.19
AZ Canis Minoris402.17+02d 24` 19.607h 44m 07.64
BC Canis Minoris505.68+03d 16` 39.107h 52m 07.16
BU Canis Minoris755.01+07d 12` 48.807h 58m 05.90
Delta1 Canis Minoris760.29+01d 54` 52.107h 32m 05.95
Delta2 Canis Minoris136.19+03d 17` 25.007h 33m 11.68
Delta3 Canis Minoris575.24+03d 22` 18.307h 34m 15.89
Epsilon Canis Minoris1042.06+09d 16` 34.007h 25m 38.90
Eta Canis Minoris318.21+06d 56` 31.507h 28m 02.08
Gamma Canis Minoris318.21+08d 55` 31.807h 28m 09.83
Gomeisa161.71+08d 17` 21.907h 27m 09.07
Luytens Star12.40+05d 14` 05.207h 27m 24.16
Procyon11.46+05d 13` 39.007h 39m 18.54
Procyon B07h 39m 18.54
S Canis Minoris2452.36+08d 19` 05.307h 32m 43.08
Zeta Canis Minoris623.64+01d 46` 00.807h 51m 42.00

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