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Throw Canis Minor A Bone For Goodness Sake

16 Jan 2020, 18:42 UTC
Throw Canis Minor A Bone For Goodness Sake Sidney Hall, Urania’s Mirror

We’re naturally drawn to the bright and obvious in the night sky. Everyone knows Orion the hunter and many of us can find Sirius in Canis Major the Big Dog. Ditto for the Big Dipper. All this attention-grabbing leaves the lesser constellations to ply the sky with far fewer admirers. Let’s do something to correct that. We’ll start with a surprisingly easy but virtually unknown star group — at least among the general populace — called Canis Minor the Little Dog.

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