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Canis Minor (Little Dog)

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Canis Minor contains two bright stars, Procayon and Gomeisa. Procyon is the seventh brightest star in the night sky, as well as one of the closest.

Canis Minor is Latin for 'smaller dog' in contrast to Canis Major, the larger dog, and it is commonly represented as one of the dogs following the constellation of Orion the hunter.

Neighbouring Constellations

Gemini (Twins)

Monoceros (Unicorn)

Hydra (Sea Serpent)

Cancer (Crab)

Picture of Canis Minor