Lepus (constellation)

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Lepus
Constellation
Lepus
AbbreviationLep
GenitiveLeporis
Pronunciation/ˈlpəs/, or colloquially /ˈlɛpəs/; genitive /ˈlɛpərs/
Seembolismthe Hare
Richt ascension6 h
Declination−20°
QuadrantNQ2
Aurie290 sq. deg. (51st)
Main starns8
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
20
Starns wi planets3
Starns brichter than 3.00m2
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)3
Brichtest starnα Lep (Arneb) (2.58m)
Nearest starnGliese 229
(18.83 ly, 5.77 pc)
Messier objects1
Meteor showersNone
Borderin
constellations
Orion
Monoceros
Canis Major
Columba
Caelum
Eridanus
Veesible at latitudes atween +63° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Januar.

Lepus (/ˈlpəs/, colloquially /ˈlɛpəs/) is a constellation lyin juist sooth o the celestial equator, immediately sooth o Orion.

Coordinates: Sky map 06h 00m 00s, −20° 00′ 00″