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Lepus

Quick Facts

Name:Lepus
LEE-puss
Meaning:Hare
Abbreviation:Lep
Genitive:Leporis
Visible in Latitudes:60° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Winter
Best Seen In:February, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:December 14
Right Ascension:5.58 hours
Declination:-19.3 degrees
Area:290.291 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Lepus

About Lepus

Lepus, the Hare, is located just below Orion and west of Canis Major. The mythology of Lepus has been lost, but it is believed to be one of many animals that Orion hunted.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
ArnebAlpha Lep
NihalBeta Lep

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M79Globular Cluster

Neighboring Constellations

CaelumEridanus
Canis MajorMonoceros
ColumbaOrion
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