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Canes Venatici

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Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] canes venatici (literally: "dogs of hunting")

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Canes Venatici

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Canes Venatici

  1. (astronomy) A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a pair of hunting dogs (Chara and Asterion) held on a leash by Boötes and following the bear Ursa Major.

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