Canis Major is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name means “the greater dog” in Latin.
Canis Major represents the bigger dog following Orion, the hunter in Greek mythology. The dog is often depicted pursuing a hare, represented by the constellation Lepus. The smaller dog is represented by the neighboring constellation Canis Minor. Both constellations were first catalogued by Ptolemy in the 2nd century.
Canis Major is home to Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, as well as to several notable deep sky objects: the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, the open cluster Messier 41, the emission nebula NGC 2359 (also known as Thor’s Helmet), and the colliding spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163.
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Size: A3 Size (29.7 x 42.0cm), (11.69 x 16.53 inches) / A4 Size (21.0 × 29.7cm) (8.27 × 11.69 inches)
Paper: Cotton Munken Polar 240 gsm.
Features: Metallic Gold Foil
Shipping Package: The Art Print is sent in a thick recycled paper tube, wide enough to keep your print protected.
Shipping times: 1-3 Business days as each print is made to order.
Environment / Safety: FSC-C020637, PEFC_05-33-99, EU Ecolabel : SE/011/05, The paper is inspected for Nordic Ecolabelled printing, ECF, ISO 14001, EMAS, Age resistant (ISO 9706), Woodfree
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