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Monday, June 21, 2010

Canes Venatici

Canes VenaticiCANES VENATICI the Hunting Dogs is a small and faint grouping, but the brightest star, Cor Coroli, is ranked a magnitude 2.9. Fortunately, there are many wonderful deep-sky objects for stargazers with their telescopes and binoculars (The constellation to the south, Coma Berenices, has even more). There are 3 "bordering" constellations: Bootes (SW), Coma Berenices (S), and Ursa Major (E). Now you know more about Canes Venatici!

[Image reference: The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe (pg. 266)]

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage: Hubblesite.org/categories/images.

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula