Definition of Canes Venatici
: a northern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Boötes and Ursa Major and that is represented by the figures of dogs ◆The dogs of Canes Venatici are usually pictured as being held on a leash by the figure of Boötes the Herdsman, the figure associated with the constellation Boötes. About 640,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici, the galaxy is one of the most remote Milky Way satellites ever found. — Ron Cowen, Science News, 1 July 2006
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