Two constellations ride the sky south of the Big Dipper. At the left is
(the Hunting Dogs), a modern constellation marked principally by
Cor Caroli (the brightest star in the picture, at left) and
considerably dimmer Chara, which is above and just slightly to the
left of it. These two and the star up and to the right of Cor
Caroli make the southern of the two dogs, originally called by the
star's name "Chara." The northern dog, "Asterion," is marked by
the little clump of stars down and to the left of Cor Caroli.
Farther south (to the right) is the lacy
cluster that makes the
Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair). The North
Galactic Pole lies near the first pair of stars seen down and to
the left of Coma Berenices, the brighter of which (31 Comae) is
the north Galactic pole star, "Polaris Galacticus Borealis."