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BSL Astronomy Glossary - canis minor - definition

Definition: A constellation is a group of stars and Canis Minor is a constellation that resembles a small dog, hence its name. It lies above Canis Major and can be found by tracing a line to the left through the two stars which represent Orion’s shoulders, as shown in the video. It contains one prominent star, Procyon, which is much brighter than the other stars in this constellation.