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Canis Major

Large Dog
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Canis Major, also known as the Large Dog, is located southeast of the constellation Orion. Along with its smaller brother, Canis Minor, these gods are the faithful companions of the hunter and chase their quarry across the sky. The brightest star is Sirius which is also known as the “Dog Star” and “The Sparkling One” is the brightest star in the sky. Sirius is the southernmost star of the Winter Triangle which along with Betelgeuse and Procyon form a nearly perfect equilateral triangle.