Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs) ride the sky south of the
Big Dipper. This modern constellation
is marked principally by
Cor Caroli and
considerably dimmer Chara.
These two and the star below Chara
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 up and to the left of Cor Caroli.
Reddish Y Canum Venaticorum is one of the brightest carbon
stars in the sky.
To the south, off the picture toward the bottom, is
cluster that makes much of the
lovely constellation Coma Berenices
(Berenice's Hair). Together they make a fine
sight to the west of Bootes.