‖Canis major

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • ‖Canis major a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., larger dog

Usage

In literature:

It was the reflection of Sirius in Canis Major.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
There was a very fine cluster of small stars in Canis Major, south of Sirius, that night.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Canis Major The Great Dog.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
The principal star, {a}, of the constellation Canis Major, and the brightest in the heavens; the dog-star.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Sirius, with a few other stars of much less lustre, form the constellation of Canis Major.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Eastward from Canis Major we find some of the stars of Argo Navis.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Remember the time they had with those awful five-legged things from Canis Major?
"The Women-Stealers of Thrayx" by Fox B. Holden
We will now turn to the constellation of Canis Major, represented in Map No.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
MONOCEROS, or the Unicorn, lies south of Gemini and Canis Minor, north of Canis Major and Argo, east of Orion, and west of Hydra.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
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In news:

Constellation Canis Major, "37" Cluster, and Dusty Hand Galaxy.
Leonids meteors rain down through the constellation Canis Major the Big Dog.
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In science:

The longest extension co¨ıncides with the well-know Canis Major extended void.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
Glicenstein et al. for the HESS Collaboration, A search for a dark matter annihilation signal towards the Canis Major overdensity with H.E.S.S., HE 2.3 0450. F.
Rapporteur Summary of Sessions HE 2.2-2.4 and OG 2.5-2.7
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