A

David

Darling

Canis Minor (abbr. CMi, gen. Canis Minoris)

Canis Minor constellation

Canis Minor. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.


Canis Minor, the Little Dog, is the lesser of Orion's hunting dogs; a small northern constellation to the east of Gemini. Its brightest star, Procyon, forms the northeast apex of the Winter Triangle. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars.

 


Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. (° ' '' )
Alpha (Procyon) 0.40 2.68 F5IV-V 11.4 07 39 18 +05 13 30
Beta (Gomeisa) 2.89 -0.70 B8Ve 170 07 27 09 +08 17 21


Constellations
Andromeda | Antlia | Apus | Aquarius | Aquila | Ara | Aries | Auriga | Bootes | Caelum | Camelopardalis | Cancer | Canes Venatici | Canis Major | Canis Minor | Capricornus | Carina | Cassiopeia | Centaurus | Cepheus | Cetus | Chamaeleon | Circinus | Columba | Coma Berenices | Corona Austrina | Corona Borealis | Corvus | Crater | Crux | Cygnus | Delphinus | Dorado | Draco | Equuleus | Eridanus | Fornax | Gemini | Grus | Hercules | Horologium | Hydra | Hydrus | Indus | Lacerta | Leo | Leo Minor | Lepus | Libra | Lupus | Lynx | Lyra | Mensa | Microscopium | Monoceros | Musca | Norma | Octans | Ophiuchus | Orion | Pavo | Pegasus | Perseus | Phoenix | Pictor | Pisces | Piscis Austrinus | Puppis | Pyxis | Reticulum | Sagitta | Sagittarius | Scorpius | Sculptor | Scutum | Serpens | Sextans | Taurus | Telescopium | Triangulum | Triangulum Australe | Tucana | Ursa Major | Ursa Minor | Vela | Virgo | Volans | Vulpecula