Canes Venatici

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A constellation of the northern sky, representing a pair of hunting dogs. It contains the double star Alpha Canum Venaticorum (Cor Caroli) and the variable Y Canum Venaticorum (La Superba). Also in the constellation is the 6th-magnitude globular star cluster M3, and M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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