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  Canis Minor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canis Minor (Latin for little dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations.
Canis Minor is a small constellation mainly consisting of two stars, Procyon Canis Minoris, 0.38
Canis Minor was considered to be the smaller of the two hunting dogs of Orion.
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 Canis Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canis Major (Latin for the greater dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemy's list of 48 constellations.
Canis Major's alpha star Sirius is the brightest star besides the Sun as seen from Earth.
Roman myth also refers to Canis Major as Custos Europae, the dog guarding Europa but failing to prevent her abduction by Jupiter in the form of a bull; and as Janitor Lethaeus, the watchdog of Hell.
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 Canis Minor - "Algomeysa Transit"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The core of Canis Minor is the duo of Thom Karshish on 10-string Chapman Stick and Joe Silver on keyboards.
Canis Minor went on to raise more than a few eyebrows with their set and were invited back to be a scheduled band the following year.
The simple description of Canis Minor's music is that it's a cross between ambient space and experimental electronica, though the pace is typically a bit rapid, and Karshish's Stick is responsible for just as much of the freaky sounds that dot the Canis landscape as Silver's keys and synths do.
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 Canis Minor - index page - Free MP3 downloads, CDs, Bio Info, Tour Dates, Lyrics and More!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canis Minor is the ambient-electronic-improv duo of Thom Karshish on Chapman Stick® and Joe Silver on Keyboards.
Beginning with a tempo and a key, each performance is an exploration for four hands, a journey across frets and keys guided by the melodic and rhythmic sense of the two players through a landscape of sound sources, echo patterns and effects settings.
From tribal simplicity to the lushest soundscapes, Canis Minor is stream-of-consciousness playing in the purest sense, a tail-chasing rush through the depths of inner and outer space.
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 Canis Minor
Canis Minor, the Little Dog, lies to the southeast from the feet of Gemini, its western borders over the edge of the Milky Way, on the opposite side of the Milky Way to Canis Major, the Greater Dog.
Canis Major was called "She who has passed through" whereas the other, Canis Minor was "She who weeps" Euphratean scholars called Procyon, the 'Star of the Crossing of the Water-dog', a title evidently given with some reference to the River of Heaven, the adjacent Milky Way.
The little white dog (Canis Minor) on the left yaps furiously at the impious who refuse to believe what is accepted as being true.
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 Canis Minor - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Small constellation along the celestial equator (see celestial sphere), represented as the smaller of the two dogs of Orion (the other dog being Canis Major).
Procyon and Beta Canis Minoris form what the Arabs called ‘the Short Cubit’, in contrast to ‘the Long Cubit’ formed by Castor and Pollux (Alpha and Beta Geminorum).
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 Canis Minor --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
At a 10:00 PM observation of the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, Canis Minor first rises in the east in November,...
Canis Major (Latin for “greater dog”;) is visible in the Southern Hemisphere and up through the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, where it appears low on the southern horizon.
It is the alpha, or brightest, star in the constellation Canis Major, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere.
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 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Canis Minor (The Lesser Dog)
Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog, can be seen from the Northen Hemisphere from December until April, and from November until April in the Southern Hemisphere.
Canis Minor, the 'little dog';, stands on the back of the unicorn (Monoceros), it is the second of Orion's two hunting dogs.
In legend the dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor) were associated with the dogs which tore the unsuspecting Actaeon to pieces when he came upon Artemis, the virgin goddess of the hunt, while she was bathing in a woodland pool.
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The Little Dog, Canis Minor, was the favourite dog of Helen of Troy, whose prayers for its immortality were answered when it was placed among the stars.
Canis Major is one of the most striking of all the constellations.
From the northern hemisphere, Canis Major and Canis Minor can be seen in the winter sky, between November and April in the southern sky.
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 Canis Major and Minor
Canis Major, the larger dog, comes from the southeast and Canis Minor makes its entrance almost directly east.
Procyon in Canis Minor is dimmer, but still eighth brightest star of heaven.
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.
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 Canis Minor
Canis Minor, the little dog was thought to be a water dog since it stood on the edge of the Milky Way.
Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon (7h 39m +5° 14') is a white subgiant class F5 star.
With a magnitude of 0.4, the star is 11.2 light years distant making it one of the closest stars to the Sun.
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 Canis Minor
Canis Minor is usually taken to be one of the hunting dogs of Orion.
The gods had mercy on Icarius and his family and transported Icarius into the sky as the constellation of Boötes.
Erigone became Virgo, and the dog Maera, the constellation of Canis Minor.
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 Space Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The people of this time used the stars to make pictures that related to stories from their history and culture to help with navigation and act as a calendar.
For example the ancient Greeks saw the pattern of stars Canis Major as the hunting dog of Orion and named its principle star, Sirius the ‘dog star’.
The ancient Egyptians also used the same star as a warning for the start of the flooding season of the river Nile, and both cultures knew that the star first rises in the east.
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 The Stellar Guide: Canis Minor
Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog, stands on the back of the unicorn, Monoceros.
Procyon and Gomesia are the two brightest stars in this constellation, Procyon is a Greek word for 'Before the Dog', as Procyon rises before Canis Major, which contains the Dog-Star, Sirius.
The Mesopotamians called Procyon 'The Star of the Crossing Water-Dog', as it lies near their River of Heaven, the Milky Way.
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 Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The brightest star of the constellation is Procyon (from Greek, "before the dog", since it rises before Canis Maior): it is a yellow-white star, 11,3 light-years away; it is the eighth star of the sky in order of brightness.
Besides Procyon, in the constellation of Canis Minor there are no other particularly interesting objects.
According to some versions Canis Minor is Orion's second dog (the first one is Canis Maior).
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 Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It forms an equilateral triangle with Sirius in Canis Major and Betelgeuse in Orion.
I liken this constellation to more of a hot dog than of a canine, but it is known as the little dog always following behind Orion, the Hunter.
Canis Minor ran howling to Icarius's daughter Erigone and caught hold of her dress with his teeth and led her to her father's body.
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 Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canis Major - Canis Major [Lat.,=greater dog], constellation lying near the celestial equator, SE of Orion.
Procyon - Procyon, brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor; Bayer designation α Canis Minoris;...
Procyon(or Alpha Canis Minoris) (The Hutchinson Dictionary of Science)
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 AllRefer.com - Canis Minor, Constellation (Constellations) - Encyclopedia
Canis Minor [Lat.,=lesser dog], small constellation ying near the celestial equator, E of Orion and NE of Canis Major, the Large Dog.
The constellation reaches its highest point in the evening sky in late February.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Canis Minor
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 SkyEye - Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Procyon is a first magnitude star and one of the closest ones to the Sun.
Its white dwarf companion is the second closest white dwarf to the Sun, after Sirius B in Canis Major.
The radiant of the Alpha Monocerotids lies not in the constellation Monoceros but within the boundaries of Canis Minor.
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 Search Results for Canis Minor - Encyclopædia Britannica
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 The Salopian Web - Constellations: Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canis Major represents the smaller of two dogs following Orion.
(Alpha Canis Minoris), magnitude 0.34; a binary star.
The companion is a white dwarf, magnitude 10.3, too faint to be easily seen in the glare of Procyon;
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 Canis Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canis Minor (the Smaller Dog) is a simple two-star figure seen here to the left of Gemini, which is easily recognizable by the twin stars Pollux and Castor at its top.
The brightest star in the photograph, seen to the upper left of center, is Procyon of Canis Minor.
Gomeisa, the Beta star in the constellation, is just down and to the right from Procyon.
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 definition of procyon
A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.
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 Canis Minor concept from the Astronomy knowledge base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Canis Minor concept from the Astronomy knowledge base
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Next constellation: Cassiopeia Up: constellation Previous constellation: Canis Major
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