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Canes Venatici Constellation
Constellation Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs (CVn)

The constellation of Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of May for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Asterion at magnitude 2.90. The boundary of the Canes Venatici constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Hunting Dogs
      1. Genitive:
      2. Canem Venaticorum
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. CVn
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Ursa Major
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 13h 1m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 42° 21'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Asterion (2.90m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 4
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C32,
      1. Other:
      2. Barium star

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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