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Genitive: Canis Majoris Abbreviation: CMa Size ranking: 43rd Origin: One of the 48 Greek constellations listed by Ptolemy in the Almagest Greek name: Κύων (Kyon) Four dogs are to be found among the constellations: Canis Major, Canis Minor, and the two hunting dogs, Canes Venati
Canis Major Abbreviation: CMa Genitive: Canis Majoris Translation: The Greater Dog Sky Chart Peoria Astronomical Society Canis Major Page Interactive star chart (Java applet) Position in the Sky Explanation of the following information Right Ascension: 7 hours Declination: -20 degrees Visible between latitudes 60 and
Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere . In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy s constellations, and is counted among the modern constellations . Its name is Latin for greater dog in contrast to Canis Minor , the lesser dog both figures are commonly represented as following the
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