Canes Venatici


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Related to Canes Venatici: Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis constellation

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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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.
About 640,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici, the galaxy is one of the most remote Milky Way satellites ever found.
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.
TOUR OF AM CVN: In the middle of the twentieth century, an unusual star was spotted in the constellation of Canes Venatici.
This galaxy, which belongs to the Ursa Major Group, lies in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).
Some of the group members are quite far across the sky--M51 and M63 in Canes Venatici are also thought to be members of the M101 group.