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Zodiac: Gemini
May 22 - Jun 21
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Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)

This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between and . This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is (not in database).
Neighboring constellations are Bootes, Coma Berenices, and Ursa Major. Have a look at our full list of all constellations.
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Latin name:  Canes Venatici (CVn)
English name:  Hunting Dogs
Abbreviation:  CVn
Zodiac:  Constellation does not belong to the zodiac.
Brightest star:  (not in database)
Historic illustration of the Hunting Dogs.
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Objects in Hunting Dogs

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M3 (NGC 5272)
a globular cluster in the constellation Hunting Dogs
Image credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

M51 (NGC 5194, Whirlpool Galaxy)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Hunting Dogs
Image credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

M106 (NGC 4258)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Hunting Dogs
Image credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Gendler (for the Hubble Heritage Team). Acknowledgment: J. GaBany
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

M94 (NGC 4736)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Hunting Dogs
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

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