Canis Major

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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.

One of Orion's hunting companions, the Great Dog is an ancient constellation containing the brightest star, Sirius.

Open star cluster M41 is the most promient deep sky object in Canis Major.

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