Lepus: The HarePronunciation: LEEP-us
|Lepus Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Lep||Genitive: Leporis|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Winter||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Orion, Eridanus, Caelum, Columba, Canis Major, Monoceros|
The Myth Behind the Constellation LepusLepus, “The Hare”, is said to have been placed in the sky by Hermes because of its swiftness. The hare is also said to be the favorite prey off Orion, the Hunter, and his dogs.
Lepus Constellation Points of Interest
|Interesting Objects in the Constellation Lepus|
|M79||NGC 1904||Globular Cluster||Binoculars|
Bright Stars in LepusThese are the stars in Lepus with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Arneb||Alpha Leporis||2.58||Yellow-White||13,561 suns||1305 ly|
|Nihal||Beta Leporis||2.81||Yellow||191 suns||159 ly|