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.
|Is a Zodiac Sign||No|
|Area||183.367 sq. deg.|
|Percentage of Night Sky||0.44%|
|Site Exoplanet Count||1|
|Meteor Shower Count||0|
|Bordering / Neighbouring / Surrounding Constellations||Gemini|
The map was generated using Night Vision, an awesome free application by Brian Simpson.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Exoplanet Count||Declination||Right Ascension|
|HD 66141||254.02||1||+02d 20` 03.5||08h 02m 15.95|
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.
|Star||Distance (Lt. Yrs.)||Declination||Right Ascension|
|1 Canis Minoris||316.36||+11d 40` 10.4||07h 24m 58.19|
|11 Canis Minoris||301.44||+10d 46` 05.9||07h 46m 16.22|
|14 Canis Minoris||241.60||+02d 13` 28.3||07h 58m 20.75|
|6 Canis Minoris||572.22||+12d 00` 23.8||07h 29m 47.78|
|AD Canis Minoris||528.63||+01d 35` 50.5||07h 52m 47.19|
|AZ Canis Minoris||402.17||+02d 24` 19.6||07h 44m 07.64|
|BC Canis Minoris||505.68||+03d 16` 39.1||07h 52m 07.16|
|BU Canis Minoris||755.01||+07d 12` 48.8||07h 58m 05.90|
|Delta1 Canis Minoris||760.29||+01d 54` 52.1||07h 32m 05.95|
|Delta2 Canis Minoris||136.19||+03d 17` 25.0||07h 33m 11.68|
|Delta3 Canis Minoris||575.24||+03d 22` 18.3||07h 34m 15.89|
|Epsilon Canis Minoris||1042.06||+09d 16` 34.0||07h 25m 38.90|
|Eta Canis Minoris||318.21||+06d 56` 31.5||07h 28m 02.08|
|Gamma Canis Minoris||318.21||+08d 55` 31.8||07h 28m 09.83|
|Gomeisa||161.71||+08d 17` 21.9||07h 27m 09.07|
|Luytens Star||12.40||+05d 14` 05.2||07h 27m 24.16|
|Procyon||11.46||+05d 13` 39.0||07h 39m 18.54|
|Procyon B||07h 39m 18.54|
|S Canis Minoris||2452.36||+08d 19` 05.3||07h 32m 43.08|
|Zeta Canis Minoris||623.64||+01d 46` 00.8||07h 51m 42.00|