Leo (constellation)

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Leo
Constellation
Leo
AbbreviationLeo
GenitiveLeonis
Pronunciation/ˈl/, genitive /lˈns/
Seembolismthe Lion
Richt ascension11 h
Declination+15°
QuadrantNQ2
Aurie947 sq. deg. (12th)
Main starns9, 15
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
92
Starns wi planets13
Starns brichter than 3.00m5
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)5
Brichtest starnRegulus (α Leo) (1.35m)
Nearest starnWolf 359
(7.78 ly, 2.39 pc)
Messier objects5
Meteor showersLeonids
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″