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  Canis Major
Canis Major (the Larger Dog) is dominated by brilliant Sirius, which lies to the upper left of center.
Canis Major lies to the east of Orion, the two here seen in context.
Canis Major has a star with an orbiting PLANET.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/cma-p.html   (171 words)

 Canis Major
Canis Major, the Great Dog, is visible during the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere.
Canis Major was one of the most important constellations in ancient times because the brightest star in the sky is part of it.
Canis Major is very easy to find during the months of November through March.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/canis_major.html&edu=high   (300 words)

Canis Major is one of Orion's hunting dogs.
The Canis major is known as the Orion's dog.
The brightest star of the sky Sirius is on the Canis Major's nose.
www.metu.edu.tr /~e123601/ele329/canis_major.htm   (64 words)

 Press Release
Called the Canis Major dwarf galaxy after the constellation in which it lies, it is about 25000 light years away from the solar system and 42000 light years from the centre of the Milky Way.
The discovery of the Canis Major dwarf was made possible by a recent survey of the sky in infrared light (the Two-Micron All Sky Survey or "2MASS"), which has allowed astronomers to look beyond the clouds of dust in the disk of the Milky Way.
It seems that streams of stars pulled out of the cannibalised Canis Major galaxy not only contribute to the outer reaches of the Milky Way's disk, but may also pass close to the Sun.
astro.u-strasbg.fr /images_ri/canm-e.html   (690 words)

 Canis Major
Because Sirius (the main star in Canis Major) and Procyon (the main star in Canis Minor) are seen on opposite sides of the Milky Way, there is an Arab story describing how these two companions became separated by the great Sky River.
In China Canis Major T'ien Kou is yang and helps Erh-lang drive off evil spirits; but as guardian of the night hours becomes yin and symbolizes destruction, catastrophe, and is connected with meteors and eclipses, when the dog goes mad and bites the sun and moon.
Canis Major is connected by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Tzaddi and the 18
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 Constellation Canis Major
Canis Major contains several bright stars making it conspicious in the night sky.
It is only 42,000 light years away making it to the nearest neighbour galaxy to our own one.
As the name associates Canis Major (lat.: canis=dog, major=greater) is thought to be one of the hunting dogs of Orion.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/canismajor.html   (478 words)

 Canis Major Dwarf
In many respects such as size, orbit and the process of dissolution, the Canis Major Dwarf is similar to SagDEG, which had been discovered in 1994 and taken the place as the nearest known neighbor for nine years.
Some Milky Way globular clusters are loosely grouped around the nucleus of the Canis Major dwarf, and at least some of them may have their origin in the halo of this small galaxy, and may represent the remnant of its former globular cluster system: M79, NGC 1851, NGC 2298, and NGC 2808.
Detection of the Canis Major galaxy in the background of galactic open clusters.
www.seds.org /messier/more/cma_dw.html   (494 words)

 Canis Major - Astronomy for Kids
In addition to being one of the companions of Orion, Canis Major is also the stellar home of Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky.
When Canis Major is visible, the brilliant white light of Sirius shines like a searchlight in the sky.
Since Canis Major is located so close to Orion, you can see this constellation almost any time that Orion is visible.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/constellations/canismajor   (306 words)

 Star Tales – Canis Major
Aratus referred to Canis Major as the guard-dog of Orion, following on the heels of its master and standing on its hind legs with Sirius carried in its jaws.
Canis Major seems to cross the sky in pursuit of the hare, represented by the constellation Lepus under Orion’s feet.
There could be no resolution of such a paradox, so Zeus turned them both to stone, and the dog he placed in the sky as Canis Major, without the fox.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/canismajor.htm   (632 words)

 Canis Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canis Major is one of Orion's hunting dogs.
The brightest star in this constellation is Sirius, often called the Dog Star.
Orion's hunting dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor have no relation to Boötes' Hounds, Canes Venatici.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Canis_Major.html   (58 words)

 Canis Major
The constellation Canis Major, the greater dog has been known since ancient times as the dog of Orion.
Alpha Canis Major, Sirius (6h 45m - 16° 43') has a magnitude of -1.5 and with a distance of 8.6 light years, is the second brightest star in the sky.
Sirius is a blue-white class AI star with a surfce temperature of about 10,200 K. It is part of a binary system having a white dwarf companion of magnitude 8.5 is known both as Sirius B and the Pup.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constallations_html/canis_major.html   (270 words)

 eSky: Canis Major
Canis Major is most famous as the home of the Dog Star Sirius, the most brilliant star in the night sky.
Much of this group lies within the Milky Way, and it is rich in open star clusters.
Canis Major lies along the course of the Milky Way, which places it on the plane of our Galaxy, as shown here.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/constellations/canismajor.html   (60 words)

 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Canis Major
The story behind the name: Canis Major, "great dog" in Latin, is a constellation built around Sirius, known as the Dog Star, the brightest star in the sky.
Canis Major is thought to represent the larger of his two hunting dogs (the constellation Canis Minor is the smaller).
In ancient Indian legend, the stars in this constellation are also linked to the Orion constellation, but the roles are reversed: Canis Major is seen as a deer hunter who is chasing a deer represented by the stars in Orion.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/canismajor.html   (228 words)

 Constellations - Canis Major
Canis Major is found south east of Orion.
An easy way to locate the constellation is to locate the three stars that make up Orions Belt and follow the stars down in a south westerly direction until you come to the next bright star.
This is Sirius in Canis Major, its the brightest star in the constellation..
www.astronomytoday.com /astronomy/canismajor.html   (235 words)

irius, the Dog Star, is the brightest star in the night sky at mag -1.44 and it dominates the constellation of Canis Major.
Canis Major, the "Big Dog" is one of Orion's hunting dogs.
Sirius is a binary star with a white dwarf companion named Sirius B, "The Pup".
www.astropix.com /HTML/B_WINTER/CA_MAJ.HTM   (148 words)

 Canis Major - The Constellation Home Page
The wide stretched jaws of Canis Major sparkle with the brightest of all fixed stars, Sirius, which signifies brightness and heat.
Canis Minor, The Lesser Dog, a well trained house or watch dog which accompanied Orion on his hunting trips, owes its fame in the heavens to the first magnitude star, Procyon.
Containing Sirius, the brightest star visible on earth, the constellation of Canis Major is one of the few constellations in the heavens which resembles what it is supposed to be: a large dog.
www.astromax.com /con-page/winter/cma-01.htm   (809 words)

 Canis Major and Minor
Canis Major, the larger dog, comes from the southeast and Canis Minor makes its entrance almost directly east.
Sirius in Canis Major is the brightest star of night, famous the world over for its sparkling beauty.
The name Procyon, brightest star of Canis Minor, also comes from the Greek, meaning "before the dog." Being farther north than Sirius, Procyon rises a bit earlier, seeming to lead the greater dog from the rim of earth to leap into heaven.
www.clarkfoundation.org /astro-utah/vondel/CanisMajorandMinor.html   (862 words)

 Canis Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canis Major, or more affectionately known as the "Big Dog," is the first of Orion's two hunting dogs.
Contained within CM is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
Canis Major, showing his incredible speed, is leaping for Lepus, the Hare.
www.brandonjaynes.com /education/?CanisMajor   (114 words)

 The Stellar Guide: Canis Major
Canis Major has since ancient times been the dog of Orion.
Canis is forever in pursuit of the Hare, Lepus.
The Eygtians saw the star rising as the season of flooding on the Nile began.
www.botproductions.com /stellar/canis_major.html   (55 words)

 Constellation Mythology - Canis Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canis Major, the largest of Orion's two hunting dogs who is chasing Lepus, the Rabbit, who is just in front of him.
There is not much in mythology concerning Canis Major but the bright star Sirius was a major star in the sky for many cultures.
With the exception of Sirius, Canis Major doesn't contain many significant stellar objects.
www.fvastro.org /articles/CanisMajor.htm   (213 words)

 Canis Major   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A very ancient constellation, Canis Major is the larger of the the two hunting dogs used by Orion.
Within the constellation can be found the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, also known as the "Dog Star".
Canis Major can be easily found by following a path leading east from the belt stars of Orion.
www.pa.msu.edu /people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/constellation_pages/canis_major.htm   (109 words)

 Welcome to Canis Major Jack Russell Terriers
Not only has he performed well in the conformation ring, he has also sired three champions from one of his first litters, two at the national level and the third was unable to attend nationals.
In addition, Sirius is the sire of Canis Major Cosmo, 2006 Canadian Nationals Puppy Conformation Champion.
We at Canis Major feel that it is extremely important to have superior female terriers to maintain the quality of a breeding program.
www.canismajorjackrussellterriers.com /news.html   (514 words)

 APOD: 2003 November 17 - Canis Major Dwarf: A New Closest Galaxy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
labeled illustration above shows the location of the newly discovered Canis Major dwarf and its associated tidal stream of material in relation to our Milky Way Galaxy.
The Canis Major dwarf and other satellite galaxies are slowly being
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap031117.html   (185 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Astronomers find nearest galaxy to the Milky Way
Called the Canis Major dwarf galaxy after the constellation in which it lies, it is about 25000 light years away from thesolar system and 42000 light years from the centre of the Milky Way.
In this way, the astronomers found the main dismembered corpse of the dwarf galaxy in Canis Major and long trails of stars leading back to it.
Some remnants of the Canis Major dwarf form a ring around the disk of the Milky Way.
spaceflightnow.com /news/n0311/04canismajor   (1175 words)

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