the Little or Lesser Dog, a small southern constellation west of Orion and south of Gemini, containing the bright star Procyon.
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Procyon, α of Canis Minor, has several minute stars in the same field of view.Pleasures of the telescope | Garrett Serviss
Canis Minor contains only one other bright star, Beta, a short distance to the northwest of Procyon.Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
The mythological history of Canis Minor is somewhat obscure.Astronomy with an Opera-glass | Garrett Putman Serviss
Hydra is about 100° in length and reaches almost from Canis Minor to Libra.A Field Book of the Stars | William Tyler Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for Canis Minor
a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star Procyon: Also called: the Little Dog
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Scientific definitions for Canis Minor
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.
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