Constellation: Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici is a dim constellation below the 'handle' of the bright Ursa Major constellation.

This small constellation is named after the hunting dogs: Asterion and Chara. For such a small constellation it contains a surprising number of clusters and galaxies.

Astronomical Objects in Canes Venatici

Even in light polluted areas M51 is a great target to find in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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What equipment do you need to see Canes Venatici?

Technically you don't need any equipment at all to see Canes Venatici! However, to see the fainter stars in the constellation, especially from a light-polluted location would require a good pair of binoculars.