Genitive: Canis Minoris
Canis Minor is usually considered to be one of Orion's hunting dogs although this is a rather recent interpretation.
|α Monocerotids||The meteors in this November shower are among the fastest colliding with the Earth and some can be very bright. Activity is quite variable, with outbursts occurring every ten years. Although the shower is named after a star in the constellation Monoceros, the radiant actually lies near the star ζ CMi.|
|α CMi||Procyon||Procyon is a first magnitude star and one of the closest ones to the Sun. Its white dwarf companion is the second closest white dwarf to the Sun, after Sirius B in Canis Major.|