Remaining visible through the next few months, this star cluster will eventually be joined in the sky by the familiar constellations of Taurus, Orion, Gemini and Canis Major
Andromeda is having a tough time since Canis Major
ran off with Lyra - cut her some slack.
In his comment, timbrebender also wrote that one should think about the Canis Major
Dwarf Galaxy that is 25,000 light years away from the Earth and also the closest to Earth.
Caption: The Seagull Nebula, seen in this Spitzer Space Telescope image from the GLIMPSE360 atlas, sits over 3,600 light-years from Earth along the border of the constellations Canis Major
For example, they spotted an area near Canis Major
with 30 or more young stars sprouting jets of material, an early phase in their lives.
The Cat People of the Canis Major
star system, in fact.
Only a few arc minutes north of the boundary with Canis Major
, approximately 3 000 light-years away, hangs the star cluster NGC 2353 in the southern part of an area of soft nebulosity.
They are Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak, and they point down to Sirius, the brightest star up there and part of the constellation Canis Major
Columbia: A small, faint constellation, it is more inconspicuous that its larger neighbours Canis Major
For example a Canis Majoris, otherwise known as Sirius, is the brightest star in Canis Major
Based on the nickname of Sirius, known as the Dog Star because it is the brightest in the constellation Canis Major
, the ancient belief is that, because the star rises and sets with the sun in the summer, it adds to its heat, creating a stretch of blazing weather.
Sirius, named after the brightest star in the Canis Major
constellation (Latin for 'Large Dog'), is a private initiative which currently cares for around 140 dogs and puppies.