Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Canes Venatici ←     Canis Major: The Big Dog     → Canis Minor

(possessive form Canis Majoris, abbreviation CMa) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Canis Major is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Map of Canis Major
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Modern Map of Canis Major
Wikimedia Commons map by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)
IAU/S&T map of Canis Major

Constellations Bordering Canis Major
(to be added in next iteration of this page)

Stars in Canis Major
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α CMa (Sirius)

β CMa

γ CMa

δ CMa

ε CMa (Adhara)
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Canes Venatici ←     Canis Major: The Big Dog     → Canis Minor