Canes Venatici

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noun Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci \ˈkā-ˌnēz-və-ˈna-tə-ˌsī\

Definition of Canes Venatici

astronomy

  1. :  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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First Known Use of canes venatici

1728


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