Leo (constellation)

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Leo
Constellation
Leo
Abbreviation Leo
Genitive Leonis
Pronunciation /ˈl/, genitive /lˈnɨs/
Seembolism the Lion
Richt ascension 11 h
Declination +15°
Quadrant NQ2
Aurie 947 sq. deg. (12th)
Main starns 9, 15
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
92
Starns wi planets 13
Starns brichter than 3.00m 5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 5
Brichtest starn Regulus (α Leo) (1.35m)
Nearest starn Wolf 359
(7.78 ly, 2.39 pc)
Messier objects 5
Meteor showers Leonids
Borderin
constellations
Ursa Major
Leo Minor
Lynx (corner)
Cancer
Hydra
Sextans
Crater
Virgo
Coma Berenices
Veesible at latitudes atween +90° an −65°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o April.

Leo /ˈl/ is ane o the constellations o the zodiac, lyin atween Cancer tae the wast an Virgo tae the east. Its name is Laitin for lion. Its seembol is Leo.svg ( ). Ane o the 48 constellations describit bi the 2nt century astronomer Ptolemy, Leo remains ane o the 88 modren constellations the day.

Coordinates: Sky map 11h 00m 00s, +15° 00′ 00″