Canis Major KAY nis MAY jor The Greater Dog
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.

Sirius
say: "SEE-ree-us"
aka - Isis - Dog Star
Alpha
Canis Majoris
6h 45' 9
-16 42' 58
8.6 -1.5 A1 V Blue-White
Sub-Giant
1 Companion
White Dwarf
Brightest Star
5th Closest
shone bright Red
only 2000 yrs. ago
Sirius B
"The Pup"
aka - The Dogon Star
- . . . Close orbiting
White Dwarf
50 year orbit of Sirius
Dogon tribe of Africa
has ancient knowledge of
Mirzam
Nose of the Dog
Beta Canis Majoris
6h 22' 42
-17 57' 22
499 2 B1 II-III Blue Giant slightly variable
Muliphen
Ear of the Dog
Gamma Canis Majoris
7h 3' 45
-15 38' 0
403 4.1 B8 II Blue Giant
Wezen
means: "the weight"
Delta Canis Majoris
7h 8' 23
-26 23' 35
1800 1.8 F8 Ia White
Supergiant
Adhara
means: "the virgins"
Epsilon Canis Majoris
6h 58' 37
-28 58' 20
430 1.5 B2 II Blue Giant
Zeta Canis Majoris 6h 20' 19
-30 3' 48
340 3 B2.5 V Blue
Main Sequence
Aludra
means: "virginity"
Tail of the Dog
Eta Canis Majoris
7h 24' 6
-29 18' 11
3200 2.4 B5 Ia Blue
Supergiant
Theta
Canis Majoris
6h 54' 11
-12 2' 19
250 4 K4III Orange
Giant
Lambda
Canis Majoris
6h 28' 10
-32 34' 49
410 4 B4 V Blue
Main Sequence
Mu Canis Majoris 6h 56' 6
-14 2' 37
910 5 G5III
A2
Yellow Giant
Blue White MS
Nu 1A
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 23
-18 39' 36
280 5 G8
K0 III
Yellow MS
Orange Giant
Nu 1B
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 22
-18 19' 38
400 8 F3 IV-V White
Main Sequence
Nu 2
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 41
-19 15' 22
65 4 K1 III+ Orange
Giant
Nu 3
Canis Majoris
6h 37' 53
-18 14' 15
465 4.5 K1 III Orange
Giant
Pi Canis Majoris 6h 55' 37
-20 8' 11
95 4.6 F2 IV-V White
Main Sequence