Procyon, α of Canis Minor, has several minute stars in the same field of view.
Hydra is about 100° in length and reaches almost from Canis Minor to Libra.
The mythological history of Canis Minor is somewhat obscure.
Canis Minor contains only one other bright star, Beta, a short distance to the northwest of Procyon.
|Canis Minor |
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.