CMi - Canis Minor the Little Dog

Intro and Visual description

Procyon, the brightest star of Canis Minor, serves as the vertex of the Winter Hexagon lying between Gemini and Sirius.

Origin and History

Canis Minor is included in the ancient star catalog of Ptolemy, but was not present in the catalogs of Eudoxos of Knidos or Aratos of Soli.

Skylore, Literature and Culture

One of Orion’s two faithful dogs, following him in the sky.