Lesser Dog

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Less′er Dog′

the constellation Canis Minor.
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But even though this lesser Dog Star is the 8th brightest star in the heavens, shining at magnitude 0.4, it's often overlooked because of Sirius.
Above Sirius and to the left of Orion is the star picture known as the Little or Lesser Dog, Canis Minor.
In the east, forming a nearly equilateral triangle with Sirius and Betelgeuse, is the lesser dog star, Procyon, in Orion's lesser dog, Canis Minor.
There is also the perception, which remains to this day, that asPins are lesser dogs; they have weak personalities, they bite and they're dirty.