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(The Lesser Dog)
   
           
This tiny constellation is one of the smallest in the sky. It is ultimately less interesting than its greater cousin, Canis Major and one of the few points of note is the bright star Procyon, which is one third of the Winter Triangle asterism.
           
           
Abell 24:
One of the faintest of the Abell planetaries, it is safe to say that this is a challenge best reserved for those with plenty of patience and skill. The magnitude 14 shell is a scarlet oval that has a diagonal area across the middle where the gas is more thin. Because of this, the top and bottom parts look brighter.
           
           
Canis Major
Capricornus