Canes Venatici


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Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci

 (kā′nēz vĭ-năt′ĭ-sī′)
n.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Ursa Major and Boötes, under the handle of the Big Dipper.

[Latin Canēs Vēnāticī : canēs, pl. of canis, dog + vēnāticī, pl. of vēnāticus, hunting.]

Canes Venatici

(ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ)
n, Latin genitive Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51
[Latin: hunting dogs]
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Messier 63, in Canes Venatici, is a 9th-magnitude spiral galaxy with many short spiral arm segments.
Both NGC 5195 and the Whirlpool are located in the Messier 51 galaxy system, appearing in the constellation Canes Venatici.
According to NASA's report, '[the] comet then passes through the constellations Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown), Bootes (the Herdsman), Canes Venatici (Bootes' hunting dogs) and Ursa Major.
The older eruption is plowing a layer of glowing hydrogen gas from the center of NGC 5195, which sits about 26 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.
M51 (NGC 5194) The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand design spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici, "the Hunting Dogs".
Home to a handful of galaxies, Canes Venatici is near the constellation Ursa Major, best known for the Big Dipper.
Because it's not plotted on the map, look about halfway from Beta Leonis to Alpha (a) Canum Venaticorum, the brightest star in the constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.
NGC 4157, on the border with Canes Venatici, is a spiral galaxy of type SABb.
The comet then passes through the constellations Corona Borealis [the Northern Crown], BoAaAaAeA tes [the Herdsman], Canes Venatici [BoAaAaAeA hunting dogs] and Ursa Major.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- In the middle of the twentieth century, an unusual star was spotted in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
5 million light-years away, in the constellation Canes Venatici.
Now is a good time to try to find the faint constellations of Coma Berenices and Canes Venatici.